Woodrow Wilson Biography
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. His father was a Presbyterian minister, while his mother was a daughter of a Presbyterian minister. The family was pious and gave a lot of importance to education and academics.
Wilson studied for one year at Davidson College in North Carolina, and three years at Princeton University.More...
Woodrow Wilson And 19 Amendment
The 19th Amendment of the US Constitution states that all citizens of the United States have the right to vote and they cannot be denied this right based on their gender. The 19th Amendment was passed the US House of Representatives in 1919 by 304 votes to 90. The Senate approved the Amendment by 56 votes to 25.
After the passage of the Amendment by both the houses of the Congress, the Amendment had to be ratified by a minimum of 36 states in order to become a valid law of the US Constitution.More...
Woodrow Wilson And The Spanish American War
The Spanish Empire was witnessing a decline in the 19th century with many its colonies winning their independence. By the 1890s, Spain just had a few colonies in the Pacific Ocean, Africa and West Indies. On the other hand, the United States was on the rise, and it considered Spain to be an easy target.
Many people were in favor of having an armed conflict with Spain. The media started exaggerating the problems that were occurring in Cuba. More...