Photogravure with large margins. Plate 306 x 222mm.12 x 8¾".
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Upon taking office he set about instituting the reforms he had outlined in his book The New Freedom, including the changing of the tariff, the revising of the banking system, the checking of monopolies and fraudulent advertising, the prohibiting of unfair business practices, and the like. In the early days of World War I, Wilson was determined to maintain neutrality. He protested British as well as German acts; he offered mediation to both sides but was rebuffed. However, in 1917 the issue of freedom of the seas compelled a decisive change, and after four American ships had been sunk, he decided to ask for a declaration of war, and on April 6 the Congress granted it.
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