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League of Nations record that includes Henry Cabot Lodge's speech

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Henry Cabot Lodge Was Born
May 12, 1850

"The United States is the world's best hope," Lodge said. Entangle her, and "you will destroy her powerful good, and endanger her very existence." Because of Senator Lodge's arguments as chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the League of Nations formed without U.S. participation. After World War II, the League of Nations was replaced by the United Nations. Times had changed. In 1953, Lodge's grandson, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., became ambassador to the U.N. and America has since intervened in many international situations. Talk with your friends and family about what you think the proper role of the U.S. should be worldwide.
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