Wilson - Early
Wilson's presidency was marked by his leadership in international
affairs as well as some major domestic initiatives. In
foreign policy, Wilson used American forces to put an
end to World War I and developed the idea for a League
of Nations. At home, he passed legislation to create
the Federal Reserve banks and the Federal Trade Commission
and to promote workers' rights.
was born in Virginia in 1856. He moved north to New Jersey
to attend Princeton University, which was then known
as the College of New Jersey.There he earned his undergraduate
degree. He went on to earn a law degree from the University
of Virginia and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.
Wilson is the only president with a Ph.D.
finishing his schooling, Wilson became a professor of political
science. While working as a professor, he married Ellen Louise
Axson in 1885. Wilson taught at many schools and eventually
returned to Princeton. His work was highly respected, and he
was named president of the university in 1902.
1910, Wilson was elected governor
of New Jersey. Wilson, a Democrat, followed a progressive
platform as governor and earned the presidential nomination
Wilson - Presidency