Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. He was born the third child out of four to his parents, Jessie Janet Woodrow and Joseph Ruggles Wilson. Growing up, he was mostly referred to as Tommy. In his early years as a young boy he enjoyed playing baseball, dancing, and hunting. He would often skip school to hang out with a gang of ruffian boys they called the Lighthouse Club. After he grew into a young man, he attended the University of Virginia where he studied law. He then transferred to Princeton where he earned his Ph.D. in political science and history in 1879. In the year 1890, he was offered his dream job, professorship at Princeton. While at this job, he was voted the most popular, and highest paid teacher on campus. During this time, he met and married his first wife, Ellen Axson. In this marriage three daughters were born, Margaret, Jessie, and Eleanor. He spent twenty-four years working in the academic world as a professor, then as a college president, before he was elected governor of New Jersey. Two years later he was elected president of the United States. Democratic Party candidate, Mr. Wilson was elected as the 28th President of the United States on March 3,1913. He won by two-thirds or seven hundred twenty six votes. He was the popular vote by six hundred thousand votes. He was able to defeat his election by keeping the United states out of the Mexican Revolution War. His campaign slogan was “He Kept Us Out of War.” therefore, he was known as the Peacemaker. President Wilson served as our President from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921, serving two terms and eight years in office. During his time in office, Vice President Thomas R. Marshall was alongside President Wilson. During his first two years of Presidency, his wife Ellen passed away due to depression and Bright’s Disease. A year after her death het met and married his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt. At the beginning of World War I, Wilson kept the United States out of the war based on a policy of neutrality. He feared the victory of Germany. Britain soon began interfering with American trade. But the Germans were using a new kind of submarine warfare. American ships were threatened by being sunk. While passengers and crew members would fear of being lost. Wilson took German policies more seriously, because they involved the loss of human lives. The British were only interfering with trade. On February 1915, President Wilson stated that Germany would be held to strictly responsible for the loss of any American life. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was taught by his father at a very young age, the importance of oratory and debate. This in fact helped President Wilson in having a career in politics. While he was in college he was assigned to write a thesis. The thesis he wrote was so good that it was later published as his first book. The name of this book is ‘Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics. During his last year in office, there is evidence that Wilson’s second wife, Edith, may have served as acting president for the sickly president, who often communicated through her. Sadly, he passed away from a stroke and heart complications at the age of 67, on February 3, 1924. President Wilson left a legacy of peace after his death.