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Woodrow Wilson

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Woodrow Wilson
By Kathleen Kort
Family
Woodrow Wilson was born December 28th 1856 in Staunton, Virginia
His family heritage was Scots-Irish American
He was the third child of Joesph Wilson and Jessie Woodrow
Education

Wilson possibly had dyslexia and started reading late, but he blamed lack of schools in the south
Wilson went to Davidson College in North Carolina
He left Davidson College later because of illness in his freshman year
Wilson later went to Princeton and joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
He created and was involved in many clubs
He went to University of Virginia School of Law for one year
Leading up to his political career, part 1
In 1892 Wilson was offered the presidency at the University of Illinois, and at the University of Virginia, both of which he declined
He was a professor at Princeton when he was promoted to president replacing Francis Landey Patton
Wilson tried to raise standers of making it into Princeton
Heath
In 1906 Wilson woke up with a blood clot leaving him blind in his left eye. They believe he received this from a stroke
He was diagnosed with hardening of the arteries, like his father.
Around a year later he had another stroke
He started exhibited traits of impatience and intolerance
1918 Wilson was treated for a breathing problem
Wilson collapsed Oct. 2 in the White House after the meeting for the League of Nations
Leading up to his political career, part 2
He resigned from Princeton and ran for New Jersey governor in 1910
Woodrow Wilson won
James Smith, the democrat "boss", asked him to endorse his reselection
Wilson instead endorsed Smiths opponent James Edgar Martine
Wilson concentrated on four major state reforms
Wilson only served for two years as governor
Presidential Election
Wilson's the 28th president
Wilson ran for the democrat party
He officially declared himself a democrat in 1876 when Wilson voted for the Democratic Party in the presidential election, Samuel J. Tilden
First Democratic president since Andrew Jackson
In the popular vote Wilson defeated his opponent by nearly 600,000 votes
The election took place when World War 1 was in Europe and Mexico was fighting the mexican revelation
Wilson's opponent criticized him for not wanting to get involved with the war which made Wilson look better
During World War 1
Woodrow Wilson’s second term in office was all about World War I.
Wilson tried to keep America neutral for as long as possible
In 1917 congress declared War on Germany because German submarines launched unrestricted submarine attacks against U.S. merchant ships
Germany tried to persuade Mexico to enter into an alliance against America
November 11, 1918, the armistice was signed by the Germans
After World War 1
Woodrow Wilson helped make a peace treaty plan for the League of Nations at the Paris Peace Conference
The agreement called for the League of Nations, an organization intended to stop international fights and prevent future wars
Senate rejected U.S. membership in the League of Nations
Wilson received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts
Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson
http://governors.rutgers.edu/on-governors/us-governors/gov-woodrow-wilson-and-the-election-of-1912/
http://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/1916-election
http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/woodrow-wilson
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/02/AR2007020201698_2.html
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