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Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States. He served two in office from 1913 to 1921. He was born in Virginia in 1856. Wilson from dyslexia and didn’t learn to read until he was ten years old. He from Princeton in 1879. He also studied law at the University of Virginia and in 1883 a PhD in history and science from John Hopkins University.

Wilson advanced as a conservative young professor of political science and became president of Princeton in 1902. His growing reputation led some Democrats to him Presidential material. He was nominated for President at the 1912 Democratic Convention. He won only 42 percent of the popular vote but got an overwhelming electoral to become President.

Wilson passed for lower tariffs, a graduated income tax, the prohibition of child labor, 8-hour days for railroad workers, and . These and his promise to keep the USA out of World War I meant he won re-election in 1916. However, after the election Wilson said America could not neutral when German submarines were attacking US ships. Wilson war on Germany in April 1917.

Wilson stated WWI was the “war to all war”. Massive American helped the Allies win the War and Germany surrendered in November 1918. Wilson helped the League of Nations in Paris, but the Versailles Treaty in the Senate by seven votes. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. He died in 1924, leaving his legacy for the USA to for democracy around the world.

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