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Woodrow Wilson

(1856 - 1924 / United States)

Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson, American President from 1913-1921,was born in Staunton, Virginia, on the 28th of December 1856. He graduated at Princeton in 1879, studied law at the University of Virginia in 1879-1880, practised law in Atlanta in 1882-1883, and received the degree of Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1886, his thesis being on Congressional Government (1885; and often reprinted). He was associate professor of history and political economy at Bryn Mawr in 1885-1888 and at Wesleyan University in 1888-1890; professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton in 1890-1895, of jurisprudence in 1895-1897, and subsequently of jurisprudence and politics; and in 1902 he became president ... more »

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  • The welfare, the happiness, the energy and spirit of the men and women who do the daily work ... is the underlying necessity of all prosperity.... There can be nothing wholesome unless their life is w...
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, p. 290 (1913).
  • The government of the United States at present is a foster-child of the special interests. It is not allowed to have a voice of its own. It is told at every move, "Don't do that, You will interfere wi...
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, pp. 58-59 (1913).
  • ''I believe in human liberty as I believe in the wine of life. There is no salvation for men in the pitiful condescension of industrial masters. Guardians have no place in a land of freemen.''
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, p. 285 (1913).
  • The treasury of America lies in those ambitions and those energies that cannot be restricted to a special, favored class. It depends upon the inventions of unknown men; upon the originations of unknow...
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, p. 18 (1913).
  • Today, supremely, it behooves us to remember that a nation shall be saved by the power that sleeps in its own bosom; or by none; shall be renewed in hope, in confidence, in strength by waters welling ...
    Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. The New Freedom, p. 88 (1913).
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