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Glossary Term – Person
Henry Cabot Lodge (1850–1924) was an isolationist Republican senator who led opposition to American membership in the League of Nations after World War I. Lodge entered the Senate in 1893, after six years serving in the House of Representatives. He supported US involvement in World War I, but at the end of the war, he opposed President Woodrow Wilson’s efforts to create and commit to an international arbitration organization. Wilson had conceived of the League of Nations and pushed for its covenant to be included in the 1919 Treaty of...
Glossary Term – Place
The Western Front was the contested frontier between the English Channel and Switzerland during World War I. The front was the line along which much of the war was fought between the Allies to the west and Germany to the east. The front was largely unmoved throughout the war, as the two sides engaged in a long deadlock of trench warfare.
This online exhibition of letters and audio, created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Legacy Project, features correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq. This exhibition uses the words of famous generals and lesser-known troops, as well as parents, sweethearts, and children, to explore such themes as leaving home, life in the military, the pride and worries of those left behind, and ultimate sacrifice.