Profile of the Day: Woodrow Wilson
On March 4, 1913, Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as the 28th president of the United States. Born Thomas Woodrow Wilson in Staunton, Virginia, Wilson served as President of Princeton University and as governor of New Jersey before entering the White House. President Wilson led the country through World War I and helped craft the Treaty of Versailles, which brought an end to the Great War. The treaty also created the League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations, to help maintain peace throughout the world. In 1919, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his peace-making efforts and advocacy of the League of Nations.
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