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President Woodrow Wilson

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856. He was the 28th President of the United States. As a leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University and then became the Governor of New Jersey in 1910. With Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft dividing the Republican Party vote, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. He proved highly successful in leading a Democratic Congress to pass major legislation that included the Federal Trade Commission, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act, America's first-ever federal progressive income tax in the Revenue Act of 1913 and most notably the Federal Reserve System.


America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.
I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world.
I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.
A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.
Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world.