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  Woodrow Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1856 as the third of four children to Reverend Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson (February 28, 1822 Steubenville, Ohio–January 21, 1903 Princeton, New Jersey) and Janet Mary Woodrow (1830, London, England–April 15, 1888 Clarksville, Tennessee).
Wilson came of age in the decades after the American Civil War, when Congress was supreme—"the gist of all policy is decided by the legislature"—and corruption was rampant.
Wilson (born in Virginia and raised in Georgia) was the first president from any state that had joined the Confederate States of America to be elected since 1848 (Zachary Taylor, born in Virginia), and the first from there to take office since 1865 (Andrew Johnson born in North Carolina).
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 Woodrow Wilson - MSN Encarta
Wilson's belief in international cooperation through an association of nations led to the creation of the League of Nations and ultimately to the United Nations.
Wilson was an ardent Confederate sympathizer, and young Wilson witnessed the ruthless behavior of federal troops who, under General William T. Sherman, invaded Georgia and South Carolina.
Wilson was educated partly at home and partly at private schools in Augusta and, after 1870, in war-ravaged Columbia, South Carolina, to which the Wilsons moved.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - Woodrow Wilson
Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, with ancestry in Strabane, Northern Ireland.
Woodrow Wilson was unanimously elected president of Princeton on June 9, 1902.
Woodrow Wilson was president of the American Political Science Association from 1910 to 1911.
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 ::Woodrow Wilson::
In 1910, Woodrow Wilson was elected governor of New Jersey for the Democrats.
As president, Woodrow Wilson concentrated on issues that mattered to him - such as anti-trust legislation to ensure that the people of America got a system that was fair to them.
Woodrow Wilson was an idealist whose plan for a League was permanently weakened by America’s refusal to join it.
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 Robert Woodrow Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He won the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics, together with Arno Allan Penzias, for their 1964 accidental discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation or CMB (the prize for that year was also shared by Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa for unrelated work).
Wilson studied as an undergraduate at Rice University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa society.
Wilson and Penzias won the Henry Draper Medal in 1977.
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 WOODROW WILSON MEMORIAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wilson was encouraged by the excellent reception of his essay and decided to become a lawyer and enter politics.
Wilson always found it difficult to work with people who opposed him and was not receptive to the suggestions of friends who approved his ideals but trusted in slower or modified processes.
Although Wilson's appointees generally opposed harsh suppression of dissidents, they found it hard to keep citizens from attacking those not in favor of the war, especially when the president was calling for unbounded patriotism and criticizing the pacifist statements of those who opposed the war.
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: President Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson certainly presided over the nation at a memorable time, but his actions were significant and his policies still influence the United States today.
Wilson reluctantly agreed to choose Bryan as Secretary of State to appease a segment of the Democratic party.
While Woodrow tended the affairs of state Ellen Wilson worked tirelessly for the condition of the slums in Washington D.C. She also hosted numerous events at the White House which caused great stress to one used to the quiet setting of Princeton.
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 American President
Woodrow Wilson was one of America's greatest Presidents.
Wilson's father was a Presbyterian minister who fervently supported the South's secession from the Union.
Following his return to the United States in July 1919, Wilson presented the treaty to the Senate and spent much of the summer trying to build bipartisan support among senators for its approval, arguing that although imperfect, it was better than the sort of punitive treaty the British and French would have imposed on Germany.
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 Thomas Woodrow Wilson
In 1912, at the Democratic convention in Baltimore, Wilson won the nomination on the 46th ballot and went on to defeat Roosevelt and Taft in the election.
Wilson proceeded under the standard of the New Freedom to enact a program of domestic reform, including the Federal Reserve Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the establishment of the Federal Trade Commission, and other measures designed to restore competition in the face of the great monopolies.
Woodrow Wilson and the legacy of the civil war.
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 Woodrow Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Civil War was difficult as Dr. Wilson was an ardent Confederate sympathizer, and young Wilson witnessed the ruthless behavior of General William T. Sherman’s federal troops who invaded Georgia and South Carolina, and he remained an ardent Southerner throughout his lifetime.
However, neither Renick nor Wilson were skilled at the business side of their venture, and in 1883 Wilson relinquished his law career and entered the graduate school of The Johns Hopkins University to study history.
Wilson jealously guarded her husband, and most likely feared that his resignation would sap his will to live.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Woodrow Wilson
He was born in Virginia in 1856, the son of a Presbyterian minister who during the Civil War was a pastor in Augusta, Georgia, and during Reconstruction a professor in the charred city of Columbia, South Carolina.
Wilson advanced rapidly as a conservative young professor of political science and became president of Princeton in 1902.
Wilson went before Congress in January 1918, to enunciate American war aims - the Fourteen Points, the last of which would establish "A general association of nations...
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 Wilson, Woodrow
Wilson, [Thomas] Woodrow (1856-1924), thirteenth president of Princeton, was born December 29, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, the son of Joseph Ruggles Wilson, D.D., a Presbyterian minister.
Ellen Axson Wilson died in 1914; Wilson married Edith Bolling Galt in 1915.
Wilson heartily concurred, for he believed that the graduate establishment should be the energizing force in the intellectual life of the University.
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 Today in History: December 28
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia.
Wilson was initially reluctant to involve the U.S. in World War I.
In 1921, Wilson and his second wife Edith Bolling Galt Wilson retired from the White House to a home in the Embassy Row section of Washington, D.C. Wilson died there on February 3, 1924.
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 Historic Columbia Foundation
Wilson's mother, Jessie Woodrow Wilson oversaw the building of the house and the designing of the gardens.
The Wilson family came to Columbia from Augusta, Georgia, in 1870 when Woodrow Wilson's father, Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, accepted a teaching position at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Wilson's sister, Annie Josephine, married Dr. George Howe and lived in Columbia, and their parents are buried at First Presbyterian Church.
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 Woodrow Wilson: Prophet of Peace
Wilson then began the long process of dressing for the occasion, his butler helping him fit his paralyzed left side into his clothes.
Wilson passed the drawing room that displayed the mosaic of Saint Peter, a gift of Pope Benedict XV, and a Gobelin tapestry, a gift of the people of France, and entered the library.
This lesson is based on the Woodrow Wilson House, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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 Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the son of a Presbyterian minister, was born in Staunton, Virginia, in 1856.
Wilson also insisted that the USA was an associated power rather than a member of the Allies.
This part of Wilson's programme also raised issues such as the control of the Dardanelles and the claims for independence by the people living in areas controlled by the Central Powers.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWwilsonW.htm   (5889 words)

 Internet Public Library: POTUS
Woodrow Wilson -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
Wilson's 1919 Pierce-Arrow Limousine is the jewel of the museum's collection.
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 Amazon.com: Woodrow Wilson (Penguin Lives): Books: Louis Auchincloss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Readers of Woodrow Wilson will find a man of enormous intellect who viewed himself as somehow ordained by God to lead the world into a higher level of peace and harmony, but who also battled with arrogance that did not allow him to accept gracious defeat.
Woodrow Wilson may not be a definitive work but, due in part to its brevity, should be considered appropriate reading for High School level history courses.
Wilson's utter disaster - still visited upon all of us, and re-uttered in the inaugural addresses of Kennedy I and Bush II - was, or course, his entry into World War I, with all the suffering that this decision caused.
www.amazon.com /Woodrow-Wilson-Penguin-Louis-Auchincloss/dp/0670889040   (2857 words)

 Woodrow Wilson - 27th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson’s Views on the Role of the President by Daniel Petrescu
Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations by Sanderson Beck
Affair of Honor Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz
www.presidentsusa.net /wilson.html   (239 words)

 Welcome to Woodrow Wilson House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Following a Scottish tradition, Wilson presented his wife with a small p iece of sod from the garden and the key to the front door.
Woodrow Wilson began his long and varied career as a university professor, writing nine books and more than 35 articles on politics and history.
Woodrow Wilson House (1915), a museum property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
sunsite.unc.edu /lia/president/pressites/wilson/WilsonH-brochure.html   (448 words)

 The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library: Home
The 2006 Woodrow Wilson National Symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, The Carnegie Corporation, and the family of Dr. Frank R. Pancake.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library hosted U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Conner and Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, on the 90th anniversary celebration of President Wilson's signing of the Federal Farm Loan Act.
Lescure served as President of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation from 1973 until 1993.
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 Woodrow Wilson Quotes - The Quotations Page
Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; there is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.
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 Woodrow Wilson - Wikimedia Commons
Wikisource has original works written by or about Woodrow Wilson.
en: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was president of the United States (1913-1921).
Woodrow Wilson and some of his associates: William J. Bryan, Josephus Daniels, Breckinridge Long, William Phillips, and Franklin D. Roosevelt - photo.
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 Woodrow Wilson House President Woodrow Wilson Museum Washington DC
Woodrow Wilson House President Woodrow Wilson Museum Washington DC Sep 15, 1923 - Dr. and Mrs.
Wilson 150 Exhibition EXTENDED to November 12, 2006
Wilson's 1923 Rolls-Royce Returns to S Street - First Car to Cross New Woodrow Wilson Bridge
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 Welcome to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Website!
The 12-minute video describes the bridge and landside improvements that encompass the 7.5 mile, $2.4 billion project.
We invite you to ask questions, place comments or signup for our mailing list on our comment form.
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Area is a seven and a half mile corridor beginning in Maryland and connecting to Virginia by a bridge over the Potomac River.The Project consists of the replacement of the existing Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the Upgrading of four interchanges to ease traffic congestion within the Project Area.
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