New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B2_F2_LeaguePeace
Platform adopted by the League to Enforce Peace at the "Win the War for Permanent Peace" Convention on May 17, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In your opinion, what message did the title of this Convention try to convey to the American people?
Why do you think Taft emphasized a need for victory before there could be peace?
Why do you think the “Win the War for Permanent Peace” platform supported the League of Nations?
Did all Americans support the idea of the United States joining the League of Nations?
Is permanent peace possible?
Research the debate over whether or not the United States should join the League of Nations. Make a chart that summarizes the viewpoints of both sides of the issue.
English Language Arts: Write a newspaper article that summarizes the main points made at the Convention.
Win the War for Permanent Peace: Addresses Made at the National Convention of the League to Enforce Peace, in the City of Philadelphia, May 16th and 17th, 1918; Convention Platform and Governors' Declaration. Contributors: League to Enforce Peace - orgname. Publisher: League to Enforce Peace. Place of Publication: New York. Publication Year: 1918
"Lasting Peace after War to be Discussed: Taft Calls Convention to Sustain Determination to Fight Until Prussianism is Crushed." The New York Times. March 4, 1918.
"League for Victory to Bring Peace." The New York Times. May 17, 1918.