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U.S. Time Periods » 1914-1945: World Wars

Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century

is the companion website for a film about our 28th President. Discover the issues that made the 1912 election important. Learn how Wilson tried to keep us out of World War I, but how events eventually pulled us in. Examine the impact of Wilson's presidency through the eyes of historians. A teacher's guide provides lessons on women's suffrage, Wilson and African Americans, the 1912 election, and World War I. (KCET, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

The Election of 1912 has been called one of the most significant elections in American history. It involved a debate about the nature of government of a depth and sophistication rarely seen in American politics. Where do you stand on the issues? Run your own presidential campaign in 1912 and see if you can do better than Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs.
Poster Art of World War I, 'That Liberty Shall Not Perish from the Earth', by Joseph Pennell

Poster art of World War I

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