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Woodrow Wilson Fast Facts

Twenty-Eighth President of the United States


Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for Woodrow Wilson. For more in depth information, you can also read the Woodrow Wilson Biography.

Birth: December 28, 1856

Death: February 3, 1924

Term of Office: March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1921

Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms

First Lady: First Wife: Ellen Louise Axson died while First Lady in 1914; Second Wife: Edith Bolling Galt who he married during his first term - 1 1/2 years after the death of his first wife.

Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The seed of revolution is repression."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Seventeenth Amendment ratified calling for direct election of Senators (1913)
  • Federal Reserve Act (1913)
  • Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914)
  • World War I (1914-1918)
    • Lusitania Sunk (1915)
    • United States entered World War I by declaring war on Germany (1917)
  • Treaty of Versailles (1919)
  • Eighteenth Amendment ratified prohibiting alcoholic beverages (1919)
  • Nineteenth Amendment ratified giving women the right to vote (1920)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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