The Life and Presidency of Woodrow Wilson Essay

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born December 28th, 2014. Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia to Joseph Ruggles Wilson, and Jessie Janet Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was born into a deeply religious family, his father was a Presbyterian minister. Wilson’s family didn’t stay in one place, because of Pastor Wilson’s duties, their family moved often. When Wilson was only 2 their family moved to Augusta, Georgia. Later on they moved to Columbia, South Carolina. Wilson was born just shy of 5 years before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Their family was fortunate that no family member had to serve in the war, but they did open their house and church up for the Confederate soldiers. Although Wilson’s family was never in the war, he viewed the war…show more content…
His father mainly focused on religion and British history and literature. He also took his son to many industrial and agricultural sites to make sure he saw the conditions of ordinary working men and women. Wilson was described to be a normal boy, other than his troubling eyesight and belief to have had dyslexia. He played like a normal boy, enjoying sports and exploring with his brother and cousins. Woodrow Wilson began his college career at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. He only made it through the first year later enrolling due to digestive disorders. He later attended the College of New Jersey, which is now known as Princeton. While attending the College of New Jersey he founded the Liberal Debating Club, became managing editor of the campus newspaper, the Princetonian, and won several public speaking contests. After graduating from the College of New Jersey he enrolled in the University of Virginia Law School. He later withdrew from the University of Virginia Law School due to ill health during his second year of school. Although he withdrew, he still passed the bar. He practiced law for a year in Atlanta, Georgia, but he believed it to be a weak practice, so he began to pursue graduate work at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he would earn one of the very first
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