"The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty." President Woodrow Wilson once said this. President Wilson, our 28th president, was a man who believed that the world should be a peaceful place. Woodrow Wilson was born December 28th, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia to Jessie Janet Woodrow and Joseph Ruggles Wilson. He attended Princeton, Wesleyan, and John's Hopkins Universities. He also attended Davison and Bryn Mawr Colleges.
Woodrow Wilson became the 28th president of the United States in 1913. President Wilson declared American neutral in World War I before declaring war on Germany in 1917 because they wouldn't stop sinking American ships. Wilson also created the fourteen points for the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1920 for these efforts. Woodrow Wilson supported the 19th amendment and believed that women should have the right to vote.
One of wilsons biggest influences was his father, Joseph. His father was a Presbyterian reverend who had a big impact on his life. Like his father, Woodrow believed that you should leave the world a better place than you found it. This was one of President Wilson's biggest drives for making peace. On February 3, 1924 in Washington, D.C., the 28th United States President died due to a series of strokes over time.