Woodrow Wilson's Speech

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Princeton is an institution, which has turned passionate students into passionate change makers, making positive influence on sociopolitical movements at home and abroad. The University and I share a common value; a sense of duty to create positive change in a myriad of environments, big or small. Determination and commitment is key to making a difference and this is especially evident regarding the author of this speech, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson’s resilience to complete the speech despite his physical obstacles exemplifies true strength of a leader.

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