Published on February 10, 2019
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Historical United States Senate (1918)
The United States Senate of 1918 faces many issues in the wake of World War I. With Woodrow Wilson’s health on the decline, the senate is tasked with making many important decisions regarding the United States’ global presence, social concerns, and future economic development. The senate is comprised of 96 senators, two from each state (excluding Alaska and Hawaii, which became states in 1959). Recent elections leave the Senate split between Woodrow Wilson’s Democrat supporters and a divided majority of Republicans, leading to many conflicting views on foreign policy and other critical issues. The next session will be essential in determining how the US preserves its national interests and the presence that they establish on the global stage.
Topic A: The Treaty of Versailles
Topic B: Nationalism and the Red Scare
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
Welcome to JHUMUNC XXIII! My name is Shravan Venkatesan, and I will be serving as your chair for the Historic United States Senate of 1918. There were many challenges facing the United States immediately following the conclusion of World War I, and I’m super excited to work with you all in developing political, social, and economic policies at such a critical point in US history.
I was born and grew up in Somerset, New Jersey, where I participated in Model UN for four years while I was in high school. I was also very involved in the arts, being a part of the chamber guitar and orchestra ensembles, as well as the Robotics club and other academic organizations. I love to learn new things and pick up new hobbies, and also love to share these passions with others.
I am currently a sophomore at Johns Hopkins studying Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. I was involved in JHUMUNC last year as a dais member, but I also practice taekwondo on campus, regularly spin fire as a part of the Entertainer’s Club, and help run another educational program for high school students called Splash that is held every spring. I also intern with a small Baltimore-based startup that is building an app platform to help users better manage their mental health using machine learning tools.
I hope you are all looking forward to [re]making history! Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns, and I wish you all the best of luck in your preparations!
Chair, Historical United States Senate (1918)