Woodrow Wilson's Achievements

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World War I, otherwise known as The Great War or The War to End All Wars, was a historic battle between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. This bloody battle started on July 28, 1914 and did not end until November 11, 1918. Woodrow Wilson played a major part in the United States entering the war overseas. Wilson’s role in the war was him joining and becoming one of the many leaders of the Allied Powers, and that he was the president of the United States of America at time the war started and continuing through and after the war. Wilson became one of the major leaders of the Allied Powers. Wilson had many successful achievements throughout his whole life, and these achievements and the changes he made during the Great War are still shaping …show more content…
President Wilson was the twenty-eighth president following the twenty-seventh president William Howard Taft. Since Wilson ran as a Democrat and since he was also a Southerner he would work closely to the Southern Democrats. After a few years into his first term as president, Wilson’s fist wife died from illness. Shortly after her untimely death Wilson married his second wife Edith Bolling Galt. “Woodrow Wilson” states that, “He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order” (“Woodrow Wilson” 1). Wilson would have three pieces of legislation to change which were tariff reform, income tax, and currency and credit reform. According to “World War One Woodrow Wilson,” “soon after his inauguration… he would abandon ‘dollar diplomacy’” (“World War One” 6). He would also allow the United States to strengthen order in Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic (“World War One” 6). Wilson would later end up asking Congress to join in on World War One to fight Germany. The end of his first term as president came in 1915, but then he was reelected in …show more content…
citizens on board” (“Milestones” 2). For this reason is why Wilson decided to go to Congress to ask to join the fight to stop Germany. Wilson wanted the Germans to stop the sinking of the ships, and for that reason he made the “Sussex pledge” to help stop the sinking of these ships (“Milestones” 1). Even with the pledge in commencement the Germans would end up ignoring it and continued attacking the ships. According to “Milestones: 1914-1920,” “[this] resuming submarine warfare would draw the United States into the war on behalf of the Allies” (“Milestones” 1). Wilson and the United States made an army of four million, and moved two million overseas to France to unite the population in the war effort (“World War One” 6). Later Wilson would make the Fourteen Points to establish a peace settlement, this idea of peace would later contribute to the idea of Wilsonianism. According to “Milestones 1914-1920,” “President Wilson sketched out his vision of an end to the war that would bring a ‘just and secure peace,’ not merely ‘a new balance of power’” (“Milestones” 3). Each of his Fourteen Points helped fix different issues among the nations. Wilson would then use his Fourteen Points to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles. According to “World War One Woodrow

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