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(b. December 28, 1856; d. February 3, 1924) Twenty-eighth president of the United States (1913–1921); presidency marked by substantial use of military, president during World War I; enunciated Fourteen Points as American war aims and helped forge the Treaty of Versailles/League of Nations, but the treaty was rejected by Senate.

Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, the son of a Presbyterian minister, and graduated from Princeton University in 1879. With a doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University, he taught history and political science at Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan, and Princeton. He became president of Princeton in 1902. A Democrat, Wilson was elected governor of New Jersey in 1910 and president of the United States in 1912, being reelected in 1916.

Although Wilson came to the presidency emphasizing a progressive domestic agenda and instituted many reforms in office, his presidency was marked by substantial use of military force, including the massive U.S. intervention in World...

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