How to Use the Images
Photos 2 & 3
Visual Evidence 2
Illustration 2: The Covenant.
The League of Nations: A Pictorial Summary, Geneva: League of Nations, c. 1920. (Courtesy of the Woodrow Wilson House)
The High Contracting Parties,Agree to the Covenant of the League of Nations
In order to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace and security:
By the acceptance of obligations not to resort to war;
By the prescription of open, just and honourable relations between nations;
By the firm establishment of the understandings of international law as the actual rule of conduct among Governments; and
By the maintenance of justice and a scrupulous respect for all treaty obligations in the dealings of organised peoples with one another:
Any fully self-governing State, Dominion or Colony may become a Member of the League on a two-thirds vote of the Assembly.
THE FIFTY-FOUR MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE:
Irish Free State
Kingdom of the Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes
United States of America
*Withdrew from the League on June 12th, 1928.
**Withdrew from the League on January 1st, 1927.
Illustration 2 is a map and a list of League of Nations Members.
Questions for Illustration 2
1. Under what category is the United States listed in
2. Read the covenant that appears at the top of the
page. Which of the principles would most likely have bothered an opponent of the League like Senator Borah? Why?
* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Illustration 2 but be aware that it will take about 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.