38 Facts About Woodrow Wilson Award

1. Woodrow Wilson Award made a partial recovery, but spent his remaining years seriously disabled.

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2. Woodrow Wilson Award toured the nation in an effort to increase public support for the League.

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3. Woodrow Wilson Award was nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate on the New Freedom platform in 1912, opposing Republican incumbent William Howard Taft.

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4. Woodrow Wilson Award spent his youth in the South observing the Civil War and its aftermath.

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5. Woodrow Wilson Award created the Federal Reserve and supported the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote.

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6. Woodrow Wilson Award is generally ranked by historians and political scientists as one of the better presidents.

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7. Woodrow Wilson Award was the first Southerner to be elected president since Zachary Taylor in 1848, and his ascension to the presidency was celebrated by Southern segregationists.

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8. Woodrow Wilson Award experienced more success with his return to writing, and he published short works on the international impact of the American Revolution and the rise of totalitarianism.

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9. Woodrow Wilson Award agreed to the creation of mandates in former German and Ottoman territories, allowing the European powers and Japan to establish de facto colonies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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10. Woodrow Wilson Award called for the establishment of an association of nations to guarantee the independence and territorial integrity of all nations—a League of Nations.

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11. Woodrow Wilson Award sought the establishment of "an organized common peace" that would help prevent future conflicts.

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12. Woodrow Wilson Award was renominated at the 1916 Democratic National Convention without opposition.

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13. Woodrow Wilson Award joined John Tyler and Grover Cleveland as the only presidents to marry while in office.

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14. Woodrow Wilson Award took office during the Mexican Revolution, which had begun in 1911 after liberals overthrew the military dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.

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15. Woodrow Wilson Award sought to move away from the foreign policy of his predecessors, which he viewed as imperialistic, and he rejected Taft's Dollar Diplomacy.

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16. Woodrow Wilson Award appointed three individuals to the United States Supreme Court while president.

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17. Woodrow Wilson Award increased self-governance on the islands by granting Filipinos greater control over the Philippine Legislature.

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18. Woodrow Wilson Award convinced Bryan's supporters that the plan met their demands for an elastic currency because Federal Reserve notes would be obligations of the government.

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19. Woodrow Wilson Award sought a middle ground between progressives such as Bryan and conservative Republicans like Nelson Aldrich, who, as chairman of the National Monetary Commission, had put forward a plan for a central bank that would give private financial interests a large degree of control over the monetary system.

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20. Woodrow Wilson Award signed the Revenue Act of 1913 into law on October 3, 1913.

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21. Woodrow Wilson Award introduced a comprehensive program of domestic legislation at the outset of his administration, something no president had ever done before.

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22. Woodrow Wilson Award engaged in a spirited campaign, criss-crossing the country to deliver numerous speeches.

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23. Woodrow Wilson Award finally won two-thirds of the vote on the convention's 46th ballot, and Marshall became Wilson's running mate.

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24. Woodrow Wilson Award became a prominent 1912 presidential contender immediately upon his election as Governor of New Jersey in 1910, and his clashes with state party bosses enhanced his reputation with the rising Progressive movement.

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25. Woodrow Wilson Award began formulating his reformist agenda, intending to ignore the demands of his party machinery.

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26. Woodrow Wilson Award became disenchanted with his job due to the resistance to his recommendations, and he began considering a run for office.

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27. Woodrow Wilson Award was born to a Scots-Irish family in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856.

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28. Woodrow Wilson Award presided over the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, which created a central banking system in the form of the Federal Reserve System.

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29. Woodrow Wilson Award defeated incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft and Progressive Party nominee Theodore Roosevelt to win the 1912 presidential election, becoming the first Southerner to serve as president since the Civil War.

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30. Woodrow Wilson Award won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 for his efforts to avert future world wars.

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31. Woodrow Wilson Award responded by sending 6,000 troops under General John Pershing to the area.

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32. Woodrow Wilson Award was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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33. Woodrow Wilson Award died at his home on February 3, 1924, at age 67.

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34. Woodrow Wilson Award graduated from Princeton University in 1879 and went on to attend law school at the University of Virginia.

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35. Woodrow Wilson Award tried to keep the United States neutral during World War I but ultimately called on Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917.

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36. Woodrow Wilson Award was a college professor, university president and Democratic governor of New Jersey before winning the White House in 1912.

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37. Woodrow Wilson Award put the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court.

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38. Woodrow Wilson Award has received many honors and awards, including two Esteemed Meritorious Honor Awards from the US government and the highest honor in civil service, the Superior Honor Award, from the US State Department.

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