Woodrow Wilson was the middle child. While Wilson became the most successful, he also had two older sisters and a younger brother. Wilson’s mother, Jessie Janet Woodrow Wilson was born in Carlisle, England but later moved to America. She was a typical house mother who cared for her children with her whole heart. Wilson would describe himself later on in life as a “mama’s boy” who clung to the strings of his mother’s aprons. After their move to the south, Wilson’s father became “unreconstructedly southern” in his views and values in politics. He was known to have had a domineering personality, he always demanded total loyalty from family and friends. These traits were said to be passed down to Wilson. He would teach his son the justification of the South’...
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