By Madeline Cripe

Who Is This Woodrow Wilson?

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, a leader of the Progressive Movement, was the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). After a policy of neutrality at the outbreak of World War 1, Wilson led America into war in order to "make the world safe for democracy." He was born in Virginia in 1856, the son of a Presbyterian minister who during the Civil War was a pastor in Augusta, Georgia. After graduation from Princeton and the University of Virginia Law School, Wilson earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University after getting an academic career. In 1885 he married Ellen Louise Axson.