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Woodrow wilson biography

Uploaded by azpups on Apr 06, 2015

Woodrow Wilson was born in Virginia in 1856. Wilson was the last U.S. president to have viewed the civil war. He was 4 years old when Abraham Lincoln was elected president. His father served the Confederacy as a chaplain .Wilson was an eyewitness to the hardship and damage of war during his childhood. Wilson’s childhood was not an easy one. Wilson was a slow learner as a child. It is believed he suffered from dyslexia, but he overcame the problem.
Woodrow Wilson spent most of his life in school. Wilson had health problems throughout his life. He had regular problems with his breathing and blood circulation. In 1873, Wilson left Davidson College due to illness. He had to recover at his parents’ home. The University of Virginia while Wilson suffered a physical breakdown and had to leave school. After graduating from college, Wilson studied law on his own and passed the Georgia bar exam to become a lawyer in 1882. He was unhappy as a lawyer and went back to school in 1883. After graduating he went on to become the president of Princeton University. President Wilson earned over a dozen degrees in his lifetime. He was also the author many books.
President Wilson looked like a formal professor, but he liked to tell jokes and burst into a song. President Wilson became governor of New Jersey in 1910. The Democratic Party leaders thought he would be easy to manage, but he was not. While president, Wilson lowered tariffs, established a graduated income tax, created the Federal Reserve System and established the FTC. This was all done in his first two years in office. In 1912, Wilson won the presidency due to a three way contest with Taft and Roosevelt. In 1913, Wilson sent U.S. troops into Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua this was his attempt to enforce the Monroe Doctrine. In 1914, Wilson’s first wife died and he went into a deep depression. He married his second wife, Edith Galt, in 1915.
In August 1914, World War one began. On May 7, 1915 a German U-boat sinks the Lusitania and Wilson demanded an apology. In 1916, Wilson was reelected as President. He campaigned on an antiwar platform. Wilson was trying to keep U.S. out of war. Wilson sent “Blackjack”...

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Date:   04/06/2015

Category:   American

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