Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia on December 28, 1856. Woodrow Wilson was raised in Georgia and later graduated from Princeton University in 1879. He studied law but decided to go back to school where he earned his PhD in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Before Woodrow Wilson became our 28th President he had many accomplishments. He was a professor at three different universities and later became the president of Princeton in 1902. In 1911 he was elected Governor of New Jersey.
In 1913, Woodrow Wilson became the President of the United States of America. He defeated William Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. Woodrow Wilson was re-elected in 1916 defeating Republican Charles Evans Hughes.
Woodrow Wilson made many significant contributions while he was in office.