Woodrow Wilson 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…
Wilson, formerly known as Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia (“Woodrow Wilson” 2). Wilson’s family was primarily teachers, and they were Presbyterian ministers as well. His mother’s name was Janet Woodrow Wilson, and his father’s name was Joseph Ruggles Wilson. According to “World War One Woodrow Wilson,” “He had two older sisters, Marion and Anne. [And] a brother, Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr., [which] was ten years younger” (“World War One” 2). Wilson was taught by his father until he turned thirteen years old. His father made him search for difficult words in a dictionary, and made him repeat them until he memorized them all (“World War One” 2). The words Wilson helped him become the man he was. When he was young he became interested in learning about law, and even created a group to which he became the leader. At fourteen his whole family settled in Columbia, South Carolina. During this period of time he studied nautical terms and wrote a fanciful yarn of the sea (“World War One” 2). In all of his readings about government he learned about a man that was a statesman, this inspired Wilson to follow in his career as …show more content…
He first attended Davidson College where he had a difficult time succeeding, so he ended up leaving Davidson and entered Princeton (“World War One” 2). This was where he excelled and learned speaking and debating. He then graduated from Princeton and entered the University of Virginia for law. At fist he struggled, but then he built “up a practice [and] convinced him[self] that he would make a successful lawyer” (“World War One” 3). According to “Woodrow Wilson,” “After graduation from Princeton and the University of Virginia Law School, Wilson earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University and entered upon an academic career” (“Woodrow Wilson” 1). After attending college he went on to being a college professor at three different universities. The first college he was a professor at was Bryn Mawr College. While in his first year at Bryn he married his first wife Ellen Axson. He continued being a professor at Wesleyan University, and then went on to Princeton University. After his successful years of being a professor at Princeton, he became president of Princeton for eight years (“World War One” 3). Throughout his years as the universities president he went through times where he became sick, and had a few strokes from which he was told to

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