On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson learned of a shocking piece of paper that made America's entry into World War I inevitable. Woodrow Wilson, a leader of the Progressive Movement, was the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921). He guided the nation through one of its most significant periods, including the tumultuous years of World War I.
When World War I erupted in Europe, Wilson initially pursued a policy of neutrality, striving to keep America out of the conflict. However, as the war escalated and the world witnessed unprecedented atrocities, Wilson's stance began to shift.
Today, we are talking about Woodrow Wilson, a President who served two terms, from 1913 to 1921, and led the United States through the first World War. Wilson's presidency was marked by his vision for a more just and fair society, as well as his efforts to establish America as a global player.