Woodrow Wilson Presidency : Election Of 1912

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Election of 1912 The election of 1912 involved four candidates: Democrat Woodrow Wilson, Republican William Howard Taft, Socialist Eugene V. Debs, and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt. The two major candidates in the 1912 election would be Roosevelt and Wilson. Wilson’s proposal of New Freedom engaged his supporters. The New Freedom notion intended to eliminate all trusts instead of just regulating them in hopes of an economic competition restoration. On the day of the Election in 1912, Wilson became the 28th President of the United States of America with 435 electoral votes to 88 electoral votes for Roosevelt and only 8 electoral votes for Taft. Wilson had great aspirations for the country, as he expressed
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He had fulfilled his promises to lower the tariff, create a national banking system, and strengthen the anti-trust laws. The New Freedom was complete, he wrote.” 1
Wilson served a second presidential term from 1917-1921. With his second term came more success. He passed the 18th amendment, banning the storage, production, transport, and sell of alcohol, which came to be known as Prohibition. The prohibition period lasted for 14 years from 1920-1933. Wilson was also responsible for the 19th amendment, which sanctioned women’s voting rights and supported the rights of immigration.2
Failures During the Wilson Presidency. With great successes came failures for Woodrow Wilson. Amongst those shortcomings, one of the greatest was the failure to secure the “peace with honor” that he promised to Germany, paving the way for World War Two. On October 6, 1918, Germany asked the U.S. to negotiate based on Wilson’s Fourteen points.
Wilson’s Fourteen Points are explained in the quotation below:
Wilson’s Fourteen Points embodied his vision of a better world governed by fairer principles. He felt guided “by the hand of God.” His vision of a peacekeeping “League of Nations” was, in his view, the key element to a “secure and lasting peace” and was the “most essential part of the peace settlement.” If the diplomats
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