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Woodrow Wilson. Student 2 8017-14 Mr. Szaro President PowerPoint Project. Introduction. Woodrow Wilson. 28 th President. Best known for committing the United States to World War I. We won World War I during his Presidency.

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woodrow wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Student 2


Mr. Szaro

President PowerPoint Project

  • Woodrow Wilson.
  • 28th President.
  • Best known for committing the United States to World War I.
  • We won World War I during his Presidency.
  • His real name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson, but he dropped his first name.
overview of early life
Overview of Early Life.
  • Born on December 28, 1856.
  • In Staunton, Virginia.
  • During the Pre Civil War.
  • He grew up in Georgia and South Carolina.
  • His parents were Joseph R. and Janet Woodrow Wilson.
  • He had a younger brother, Joseph.
  • He had two older sisters, Marion and Annie.
  • He had a childhood disability.
  • When he was one his family moved to Augusta, Georgia.
overview of family life
Overview of Family Life.
  • He was married twice.
  • First in Savannah, Georgia on June 24th, 1885 to Edith Bolling Galt.
  • Second in the White House on December 18th, 1915 to Ellen Louise Axson.
  • His first wife died in the White House.
  • Edith is a direct descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
overview of education career
Overview of Education & Career.
  • He was a college professor, the Governor of New Jersey, and then the President of the United States.
  • He went to Princeton University and he studied law.
important events issues when growing up
Important Events & Issues When Growing Up.
  • He did not fight in any wars.
  • The Civil War and Spanish America were going on when he was growing up.
  • Theodore Roosevelt influenced him.
  • Abraham Lincoln was one of the important Presidents while he was growing up.
overview of presidency
Overview of Presidency.
  • He ran for President from New Jersey in 1913.
  • He was President from 1913-1921.
  • He ran twice and was elected twice.
  • His Vice-President was Thomas R. Marshall.
  • He was a member of the Democrat Party.
  • World War I went on while he was President.
overview of presidency pt 2
Overview of Presidency pt. 2
  • He ran against Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Eugene Victor Debs in 1912.
  • He ran against Charles Evans Hughes in 1916.
  • Other important leaders that he worked with were: Secretary Robert Lancing- Secretary of State 1913-1915, William Jennings Bryan- Secretary of State 1920-1921.
major presidential accomplishments
Major Presidential Accomplishments.
  • While he was President we won

World War I.

  • He won the Noble Peace Prize.
  • He issued the Fourteen Points, worked on forming the League of Nations, and signed the Treaty of Versailles.
  • He wrote the book On Being Human.
  • His image is on the $100,000 dollar bill, although it is no longer in circulation.
overview of his later life
Overview of His Later Life.
  • He suffered a stroke while he was still President.
  • After leaving office, he died later on in 1924.
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding was President after him.
  • Woodrow Wilson worked hard during World War I, and we ended up winning it.
  • He was a smart man with a lot of drive.
  • I would still like to live in present day time.
bibliography books
  • Durant, John and Alice Durant. Pictorial History of American Presidents. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1955.
  • Ling, Dr. Peter J. The Democratic Party. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2003.
  • Ross, George E. Know Your Presidents And Their Wives. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1963
  • Sauer, Patrick. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the American Presidents. Indianapolis: alpha books, 2000.
  • Sullivan, George. Mr. President. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2001.
bibliography websites
  • “American Experience-Search results for Woodrow Wilson” [Online] Available http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/google_results.html?q=Woodrow+Wilson, November 10, 2008
  • “American Experience-The Presidents-Woodrow Wilson” [Online] Available http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/28_wilson/, November 10, 2008
  • “American Experience-Woodrow Wilson” [Online] Available http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/, November 10, 2008an Experience-Woodrow Wilson” [Online] Available http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/, November 10, 2008
  • “American History Timeline” [Online] Available http://www.animatedatlas.com/timeline.html, November 10, 2008
  • “C-Span’s Presidential Libraries” [Online] Available http://www.c-span.org/PresidentialLibraries/n, November 10, 2008
  • “History Channel-Woodrow Wilson” [Online] Available http://www.history.com/presidents/wilson, November 10, 2008
  • “The American President” [Online] Available http://www.pbs.org/wnet/amerpres/, November 10, 2008
  • “The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library” [Online] Available http://www.woodrowwilson.org/, November 10, 2008
  • “U.S. Presidents-Woodrow Wilson” [Online] Available http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/US_History/Presidents/Woodrow_Wilson/index.htm, November 10, 2008