President Woodrow Wilson

The Best President Ever

By: Drew Brown & Sawyer Bletscher

Wilson's Early Life

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton Virginia. He was the son of Joseph, a Presbyterian minister, and Janet, a minister's daughter. Wilson graduated from Princeton University, and attended law school at the University of Virginia. He then received his PhD in political science at John Hopkins University. Later, he taught at various schools including Bryn Mawr College, Wesleyan College, and Princeton University. He then became the president of Princeton from 1902-1910.


Wilson's Presidency

Woodrow Wilson was elected in 1913, and he stayed in office until 1921. He was the final president to travel to his inauguration in a horse drawn carriage. During his presidency, he performed various actions that helped shape and improve the America we know today. First of all, he introduced and enforced several child labor laws, as well as granting eight hour work days to workers. Second, established the federal reserve, which provides a system for regulations in the nation's banks, credit, and supply. He also contributed significantly in the Treaty of Versailles, and forming the League of Nations. (Mr. Moore- we have way more info, we just want it to be a surprise for later)

Wilson's Final Years

Wilson retired in Washington, D.C, With his lovely wife Edith. After retirement, he established a law firm. He also was one of two former presidents to have served as head of the American Historical Association. He died at his home on February 3, 1924. He was 67 years old.