Woodrow Wilson
By Jamie

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President. He was born in Staunton, Virginia on December 28, 1856. He was a poor student when he was younger, but he tried hard and he earned a doctorate degree. His father was a minister. He has two older sisters and one younger brother.

He also went to Princeton University. He was a football coach, President of Princeton University and he was a professor, too. He got married to Ellen Axson on June 24, 1885. They had three girls together. Ellen died an illness in 1914. He remarried Edith Galt on December 18, 1915. She was a nurse. Wilson was the governor of New Jersey from 1913-1919.

Wilson campaigned with Thomas Marshall. He ran against Roosevelt and Taft. Roosevelt and Taft were both Republicans but Woodrow won easily. He won by 2,173,916 vote agents Roosevelt. Against Taft he won by 2,808,474 vote. He was President from 1913-1921.

Woodrow Wilson accomplished many goals during his two terms and these are some of his accomplishments. He received the Nobel Peace Prize; he was the second President to do so. He also established the Federal Trade and Reserve Commission. The 17th, 18th, and 19th Amendments were established while he was in office. He supported Prohibition and he also said women had the right to vote in 1920.

He was President during World War 1 and also during the Mexican Revolution. He said he would never get land by conquest again.

He served two terms. Woodrow Wilson died in his sleep, on February 3, 1924. He was buried in Washington, D.C.



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