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Grace Greenberg 8A

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Transcript of Grace Greenberg 8A

Woodrow Wilson
Grace Greenberg
~Woodrow Wilson was born in 1856 and died in 1924 at the age of 68.
~Wilson graduated from Princeton, went to law school, got a PhD in Physical Science. ~1910 he was elected as governor of New Jersey.
Early Years
~Wilson was the 28 U.S President
~He was in office from 1913-1921
~Wilson led America through WWI from 1914-1918 "To make the world safe for democracy"
Presidency
~In 1915 a German Submarine sank the British Ocean Liner "Lusitania" ~Wilson still continued to stay neutral but if Germany did that again it would be viewed by us as "deliberately unfriendly"
Lusitania
The Fourteen Points
~Wilson and his team came out with what they felt were terms of Justice for war
~On January 8, 1918, Wilson presented The Fourteen Points to the House and Senate.
Why were the Fourteen Points created?
~Wilson believed that if the Fourteen Points were followed, then WWI would be the last war the U.S. or anyone else would ever have to fight
Treaty of Versailles
~When Wilson came back from Europe in 1919, he came across resistance to the Versailles Treaty from Isolationist Republicans in Congress
~Wilson helped negotiate the Treaty of Versailles
~The Treaty was very important in the War and actually brought WWI to an end
Voting on the Treaty
~The Senate voted on the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and 1920

Voting on the Treaty

~Both times failed to get the 2/3 vote required for ratification
~Wilson was blamed because of his refusal to compromise with the Republicans
Sources
~www.history.com/topics/us-president/woodrow-wilson
~thoughtco.com/world-war-i-the-fourteen-points-2361398
~historyforkids.net/wilsons-fourteen-points.html
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