Thomas Woodrow Wilson

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in the small town of Staunton, Virginia on December 29, 1856 or, as other sources say, the 28 of December. He was the third of four kids with two sisters and one brother. His parents were Joseph Wilson and Jessica Woodrow Wilson. Tommy was only at the age of two years when his family moved to Augusta, Georgia. Then, two years later the civil war had started and, while the war was going on, his dad had changed the church into a confederate hospital. “Curious about the soldiers, Tommy often would sneak over to the church were his father car for the wounded”. (Osinksi 13) There were Yankee hostages and little Wilson would pretend to be the guard of the hostages. Wilson had a bad learning experience as a child. He had not learned the alphabet until age nine and he did not learn to read until he was eleven. However, the way most of Thomas’ education was he and his father would visit a place, and for when they returned home Tommy would have to recite what he had saw at the visit. His dad only pushed him harder by making him write a paper. If his father did not understand anything he would go to young Thomas and ask what he meant. Wilson would answer to what he meant and his father would tell him to rewrite the paper saying exactly what he meant. Also, another thing little Tommy was he would have to read the bible every night. Later on, people had believed that since Thomas had such tiresome time learning, that he might have
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