Twenty-Eighth President of the United States
|Born||December 28, 1856|
|Died||February 3, 1924|
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of United States. He was president from 1913 to 1921. In 1917 he led the United States' entrance in to World War I.
Woodrow Wilson was the son of a preacher who grew up in the south after the civil war. Because of this he knew a great deal about the humiliation, economic ruin and shame that the loser of a war experiences and the hatred that grows from this. This insight helped him make a forgiving plan for peace called the Fourteen Points.
"Wilson, a liberal's liberal, was a Presbyterian elder who read the Bible daily; he felt 'sorry for the men who do not read the Bible every day.' The Bible, he argued, was 'the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life.' Wilson was prone to make explicitly Christian claims about his nation, even excluding the word Judeo from his characterization of the nation's religious heritage. 'America was born a Christian nation,' claimed the great liberal in 1913. 'America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture.' "
- God and George W. Bush (New York: Regan Books, 2004), p. 175
Woodrow Wilson has come under scrutiny in recent years for his position on segregation, most notably within for federal jobs.