28th President of the United States of America
What Imperialist actions did Wilson take? In 1916 he bought the Virgin Islands for 25 million dollars from Denmark. He sent Marines to Haiti in 1915 and to Dominican Republic in 1916 to reform the countries to democracy, but both attempts failed.
Moral Diplomacy: World war 1 had just begun, a series of events led to many confusing and conflicting alliances to be made between nations.Wilson vowed to stay neutral in the war, due to every 1 and 7 Americans being born at the countries at war, and with the country being in a recession, but British and the French still bought American products. When Germany began attacking ships with their u-boats, and with the US refusing to outlaw travel on British ships, and with Germany sinking many American and British ships, the US voted to declare war on Germany. Wilson stated the main point of the war was to end militarism and to keep democracy safe.
Key Accomplishments as President:
Noble Peace Prize in 1919
Mothers day: Created the first National Mother's day
Impact on Society Today?
18th Amendment: Prohibition of alcohol
19th Amendment: Allowing women to vote