Wilson, Woodrow
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Wilson, Woodrow

(August 1856, Staunton – February 3, 1924, Washington DC), President of the United States. Nothing in Wilson’s career prepared him for leading the United States into an international political conflict. Born the son of a Presbyterian minister in Virginia, Wilson internalized the Protestant Ethic early. He felt called to commit himself to politics. Wilson was a professor of Political Science at Princeton University when nominated to become the university’s president in 1902. This sm…

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Wilson, Woodrow”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0654>
First published online: 2015



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