Thomas Woodrow Wilson 1856-1924
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the
United States from 1913 until 1921, which made the
Mexican Revolution and
One part of his daily troubles.
He used to be called Tommy Wilson. Tommy
was born December 28, 1856, at Staunton, Virginia. He lived 67
Wilson also worked as teacher of history and political science and
president of Princeton University. His hobbies were politics and
His first wife was
Ellen. After Ellen's death, Thomas married Edith. He had three
daughters Margaret, Jessie, and Eleanor.
TW's father was Joseph Ruggles Wilson. What a great name. His
mother was Janet Woodrow.
Woodrow Wilson was dyslexic from childhood and didn't learn to read until after
he was ten years old. In spite of this handicap, he became a master
of the English language.
When he recognized that others might be specialists of a certain
subject, he was humble enough to admit it and delegated to the pros.
On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson delivered his
to a joint session of Congress, also called The world must be
made safe for democracy speech. In this speech Wilson asked for
a declaration of war against Germany. The U.S. officially declared
war on Germany on April 6, 1917.
On January 8, 1918, Woodrow Wilson
Fourteen Points speech to a joint session of Congress. This
address was Wilson's draft for a WWI peace treaty.
Thomas led his country through
World War I
and became the creator and leading advocate of the League of
Nations, for which he was awarded the 1919
Nobel Peace Prize.
During his second term, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution was passed and ratified, giving women the right to
Woodrow Wilson and the Mexican Revolution
The problem was to figure out what exactly was going on down there
in revolutionary Mexico. Woodrow Wilson soon found out that his
Henry Lane Wilson,
was in favor of General
Victoriano Huerta who overthrew President
Francisco Madero just two
weeks before Woodrow Wilson became president.
Not only was the ambassador pro-Huerta,
he had an active part in the plot that ousted a foreign president.
US Election Map 1796 -
Governments in History Chart.
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