The Life and History of Thomas Woodrow Wilson Essay

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Adam Suder Woodrow Wilson November 11, 2010

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the United States twenty-eighth president. He was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. His fathers name was Joseph Ruggles Wilson, and his mothers name was Jessie Woodrow Wilson. Wilson had two sisters, and their names were Marion and Annie. Wilson went to many different schools. First he went Davison University in North Carolina. He did not graduate from their though, he graduated at Princeton in 1879. Wilson thought he did not meet the requirements for the course of Law. In 1886 Wilson and his wife Ellen had their first out of three daughters. Her name was Margaret. The second daughters name was Jessie and she was born in 1887. Their last kid was born in 1889 and her name was Eleanor. Later in 1886 he received his doctorate from John Hopkins University. Wilson was into academics in 1886 to 1910. At Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan, and Princeton Wilson was a professor for political sciences. In 1902 he became the president of Princeton. Later in 1910 he became the governor of New Jersey. He was so successful as governor; he was then nominated for the 1912 presidency. Winning the nomination, Wilson, in 1914, stopped Victoriano Huerta from being the dictator of Mexico. This stopped the chances of war against Mexico. But war then became a problem for him in 1914 when World War I began in Europe. Wilson was taking the German policies more seriously than Britain policies because Britain was fighting for trade, while the Germans were fighting to destroy all humans. Wilson backed off of the war in 1915, until May 7, 1915 over one hundred American lives were taken from the Lusitania being sunk. After more boats being sunk Wilson was able to get Germany to abandon the U- boat war in 1916. After this Wilson was nominated for a second term as president. On April 2 of 1917 a declaration of war against Germany was demanded by Wilson. The war did not end with Germany. Then in January of 1918 Wilson gave a speech of the “Fourteen Points.” Also in 1918 the Armistice was signed for peace. Wilson had to attend the Paris Peace conference to fully agree on the…