Compare And Contrast Roosevelt And Wilson

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Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson

Roosevelt (26nd president) & Wilson (28th president) both proudy served as presidents of the United States of America. Wilson served March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1921. Roosevelt served March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945. They are alike in a lot of different ways, but also different in several ways.

Roosevelt was literally a war hero. Roosevelt had a nickname the “Trust Buster”. Roosevelt loved nature and everything that came with it. During his presidency Roosevelt completed the transition to a strong, effective executive. He made the President, rather than the political parties or Congress, the center of American politics. Roosevelt did this through the force of his personality and through aggressive executive action. He …show more content…

Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. "No one but the President," he said, "seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country." He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. In 1917 he proclaimed American entrance into World War I a crusade to make the world "safe for democracy." A dedicated scholar and enthusiastic orator, he earned multiple degrees before embarking on a university career. In a fast rise politically, he spent two years as governor of New Jersey before becoming the two-term 28th president of the United States in 1912. Wilson saw America through World War I, negotiating the Versailles Treaty and crafting a League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations. He suffered his second stroke during the last year of his presidency and died three years after leaving office, on February 3, 1924, with sweeping reforms for the middle class, voting rights for women and precepts for world peace as his

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