Ten fun facts about Woodrow Wilson
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 and died on February 3, 1924.
A frontrunner of the Progressive Movement, he was the President of Princeton University (1902 – 1910) and then the Governor of New Jersey (1911 – 1913).
He was running against William Howard Taft and former President Theodore Roosevelt, when he was elected President in 1912.
Wilson convinced a Democratic Congress to pass chief progressive reforms and effectively pushed a legislative agenda that few presidents have matched. This agenda included the Federal Trade Commission Act, Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act and an income tax.Fact 5
Wilson, at first insensitive, became a main supporter for women's suffrage after public stress persuaded him that to resist women's suffrage was politically risky.Fact 6
Even though he was considered as a modern liberal visionary in terms of applying domestic race relations, he was infect extremely racist in his thoughts and politics and was seemingly comfortable being so.Fact 7
Almost re-elected in 1916, he based his second term campaign around the slogan, "He kept us out of war".Fact 8
A Presbyterian of deep religious faith, Wilson was interested in gospel of service and imparted a deep sense of moralism into his ardent internationalism, now known as "Wilsonian".Fact 9
Wilsonianism calls for the US to enter the world showground to fight for democracy, and has had a combative position in American foreign policy.Fact 10
For his support to the League of Nations, he was bestowed the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize. Go to more people facts ❯
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