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  1. Woodrow Wilson Student 2 8017-14 Mr. Szaro President PowerPoint Project

  2. Introduction. • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Conclusion. • 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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