Woodrow Wilson

28th president of The United States


  • He was born in December 28th 1856
  • Parents were Jessie Janet Woodrow and Joseph Ruggles Wilson
  • His father was a Presbyterian Minister
  • He was the third child out of four
  • During his childhood he would move all over the South
  • He was the 28th President of the United States
  • Led America through World War I
  • Was a Democratic Governor of New Jersey
  • During his presidency he would have three strokes and the third would lead to his death after three years of not being in office on February 3rd 1924

Political Philosophy

  • Ran against William Howard Taft
  • Supported The Women's Suffrage Movement
  • Speeches given by him and his daughter Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre would lead to the 19th Amendment being ratified on August 18th 1920
  • Advocate for Democracy and World Peace
  • Wanted to stay mutual during World War I but eventually he had Congress declare war on Germany in 1917
  • Negotiated the Peace Treaty known as the Versailles Treaty which led to the League of Nations.
  • The treaty was eventually declined by Congress but Woodrow received a Nobel Piece Prize for his peace making efforts.

Progressive Ideas

  • Treaty of Versailles
  • League of Nations
  • Nobel Piece Prize
  • New Freedom Government
  • Assaults on the Triple Wall Of Privilege (Tarrifs, Banks, and Trusts)
  • Passed some child labor laws

How He Dealt With Imperialism

Woodrow's secretary William Jennings Bryan and Mr Wilson came into office not knowing a lot about foreign affairs but both wanted to determine a policy for it. Both of the men decided that Democracy was the base they needed to use which led to them promising The Philippine Islands Independence, Puerto Rico Territorial Status, and both groups would become U.S. citizens.

Moral Diplomacy

This is the tactic used by Wilson in the elections of 1912 in which he would go to the countries who's beliefs were not just practiced by small groups but the entire community. By doing this he reassured those groups about their ideas and would push back anyone else's beliefs to do it. Woodrow's goal was to make more Democratic Countries and eliminate the non Democratic Countries by taking away their ways of earning money in trade and etc.
"The great white father now calls you his brothers " - President Woodrow Wilson 1913 speech
The 14 Points Explained: US History Review