Woodrow Wilson had always believed in leaving the world a better place than he found it, and was driven by a sense of mission and high ideals. Wilson was a strong Democrat and believed in making the world safe for Democracy, which sometimes clouded his better judgement. For example, he once stated that the US would “cultivate the friendship and deserve the confidence(Wilson)” of the Latin American states, but insisted that their government must be a Democracy, which irritated them. Wilson once said that “to fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of our national life,(Wilson)” showing his reluctance of entering war and wanting to keep world peace. Wilson advocated for women, small businesses, and farmers by writing letters and giving speeches about women’s voting rights and passing the Triple Wall of Privilege. Wilson even won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to keep the peace in the world. For these reasons, Woodrow Wilson receives an A for his leadership and character traits.
Wilson had more successes than failures when it came to getting programs passed by Congress. The Underwood Act was passed, and it reduced tariff rates from 40% to 25%. Wilson constantly argued that high tariffs created monopolies and hurt consumers(Miller). Due to the people wanti...
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... attempt to spread Democracy, Wilson sent the Marines to Haiti and the Dominican Republic during their revolutions, but he failed to make Democratic states. Wilson also led the Philippines to the road of independence. It was said that the reason Wilson sent troops to Russia was because of how against communism he was. He was very motivated to making the world safe for democracy and was willing to do anything for it. Although Wilson became very ill while this was going on, he tried his hardest to make things work and was able to succeed in many ways, as shown above. He wanted to spread the ideas of the Fourteen Points, so he traveled through Europe, France, and Italy to gain the support of the civilians, and received it. In relationship to foreign affairs, Woodrow Wilson receives a grade of an A because of how much effort he put in and the results that he experienced.
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