the cataracts of the nile are shallow lengths (or white water rapids) of the nile river, between aswan and khartoum, where the surface of the water is broken by many small boulders and stones jutting out of the river bed, as well as many rocky islets. in some places, these stretches are punctuated by whitewater
the senate rejected the treaty of versailles based primarily on objections to the league of nations. the u.s. would never endorse the treaty or join the league of nations. the u.s senators, headed by senate majority leader henry cabot lodge, opposed the treaty because they felt the u.s was giving up too much power under the league of nations.