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A Short Biography of Woodrow Wilson

Author Name:

Woodrow Wilson

Born As:

Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Other Names:

Woodrow Wilson


28 Dec 1856


3 Feb 1924

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28th President of the United States of America - Democrat 1913 - 1921                          
The basis for the Treaty of Versailles following World War I.

The Fourteen Points:
1.  Abolition of secret treaties
2.  Freedom of the seas
3.  Free Trade
4.  Disarmament
5.  Adjustment of colonial claims - decolonization and national self-determination.
6.  Russia to be assured independent development and international withdrawal from occupied Russian territory
7.  Restoration of Belgium to antebellum national status
8.  Alsace-Lorraine returned to France from Germany
9.  Italian borders redrawn on lines of nationality
10. Autonomous development of Austria-Hungary as a nation, as the Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved
11, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and other Balkan states to be granted integrity, have their territories deoccupied, and Serbia to be given access to the Adriatic Sea
12. Sovereignty for the Turkish people of the Ottoman Empire as the Empire dissolved, autonomous development for other nationalities within the former Empire
13, Establishment of an independent Poland with access to the sea
14. General association of the nations – a multilateral international association of nations to enforce the peace - League of Nations.                          
Mother Janet Woodrow 
Father Reverend Dr. Joseph Wilson - the third of four children.                          
1913-1921 - 28th President of US                          
Until Wilson announced his support for suffrage, a group of women calling themselves Silent Sentinels protested in front of the White House, holding banners such as "Mr. President - What will you do for woman suffrage?" "Absolutely nothing." In January 1918, after years of lobbying and public demonstrations, Wilson finally announced his support of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. The Amendment passed the House but failed in the Senate. Finally, on June 4, 1919, the Senate passed the amendment.