Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg
     
 
A professor, university president, and one-term governor of New Jersey. Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912 and 1916. Wilson helped modernize the government, establishing an income tax, restraining unfair business practices, and establishing new standards for working conditions. In 1917, he led the U.S. into World War I. At the peace conference after the war,

Overview

A professor, university president, and one-term governor of New Jersey. Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912 and 1916. Wilson helped modernize the government, establishing an income tax, restraining unfair business practices, and establishing new standards for working conditions. In 1917, he led the U.S. into World War I. At the peace conference after the war, Wilson persuaded world leaders to form a League of Nations to preserve peace. On a tour to support the U.S. membership in the league, Wilson fell ill. The Senate refused to approve membership, and Wilson never fully recovered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516229683
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Encyclopedia of Presidents Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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