Study Questions and Essay Topics
What type of politician was Wilson? How did his policies reflect his political beliefs?
What was Wilson's New Freedom?
How was Wilson's understanding of foreign policy unique?
How was Wilson's devout sense of Presbyterianism reflected in his work and in his life?
In what ways did Wilson's education and years as a professor and scholar prepare him for a career as governor of New Jersey and later as President?
What prompted Wilson to withdraw his three-year pledge of American neutrality and decide to enter World War I in 1917?
How did Wilson direct the American war effort? How did he keep control of the government despite opposition against the war?
What is collective security, and why did Wilson believe it would ensure world peace and prevent future wars?
What were Wilson's Fourteen Points and why did he feel they were so important to establishing a lasting world peace?
Why did Wilson have so much difficulty convincing the Senate to ratify the Treaty of Versailles?
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