Woodrow Wilson: The Most Influential People In American History

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Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921, was one of the most influential people of that time in the American history. Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia in December 28, 1856. Wilson attended Davidson College before transferring to Princeton University where he graduated in 1879. He attended the University of Virginia Law School and later he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He was married in 1885 with Ellen Axson, having three daughters. In 1912 Wilson was elected President of the United States and then he was re-elected again in 1916. In an interview of mine with Woodrow Wilson I asked him about his childhood, education, personal and political life. In a question about where he was born and his childhood he said, “I was born in Staunton, Virginia in December 28, 1856. But not long after I was…show more content…
His response on this was, “Being the President of the most powerful country in the world is not easy, especially during the WWI. We declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, which led to the United States taking part in the WWI and helping the Allies win the war.” Except getting known for his leadership during the war, Wilson was also known for his attempt to establish the League of Nations and the “Fourteen Points” which he proposed during the Paris Peace Conference as the basis for peace treaty. Woodrow Wilson also talked about his famous myth of being described as the world’s most overburdened person saying, “It is true that being the President of the United States is not easy and you have to carry the load of not only the U.S. but every country in the world and also your day is full and you have to work every minute. But I see it more as an honor and privilege than as a job to be the President, so this makes it
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