President Woodrow Wilson Answer/Specific examples

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President Woodrow Wilson

Answer/Specific examples


A) What were the major domestic affairs that occurred during his


-Tariffs, Banking and Anti-Trust Regulations

-Panic of 1907

-economic opportunity for the poor through his “New Freedom”

- Underwood-Simmons Act

- Clayton Antitrust Act

-Federal Trade Commission

-Department of Labor

-Effects during and after WWI

-Federal Reserve Act of 1913

- Achieved the most significant reductions in rates since the Civil War

- excluded farmer’s organizations from antitrust prosecution under the Sherman Antitrust Act.

-new gov. board appointed by the President to investigate and publicize corrupt, unfair, or anti-competitive business practices

-different agencies come about under Wilson and US citizens pay off war debt

B) What were the foreign affairs that the president had to address?

-Mexico in moral diplomacy

-World War 1

-Fourteen Point Plan

-Treaty of Versailles

-solidified American opinion of Germany

-bring about “new diplomacy”

-victory for the US

-force harsh terms upon Germany

C) Were there any changes to the constitution that shows it was a “living

document” during this presidency?


Prohibition (18th); and women’s suffrage (19th) were both amendments passed. Wilson vetoed the Volstead Act (the 18th amendment)

D) Were federal powers expanded under this presidency?


Wilson wanted to lead America and Congress as the Prime Minister in England leads Parliament

E) Were individual liberties limited during this presidency and why?

-Espionage and Sedition Acts

-prohibiting interference with the draft and outlawing criticism of the government, the armed forces, or the war effort because individuals were encouraging people to skip the draft

f) Were there any changes with women, immigrants and labor during this




G) Were private property rights changed? Pollution management? conservation?



H) How did this president address social policies and poverty?

As president, Wilson’s focus was on expanding economic opportunity for the underclass and eliminating special privileges enjoyed by the richest and most powerful members of society

His “New Freedom” was a crusade and many acts were established through this movement

I) Was this president involved in imperialism? Wars? Why?

Yes, he dealt with the independence of the Philippine Islands and the next year Puerto Rico achieved territorial status, and its residents became U.S. citizens. He also dealt with neutrality and being involved in WWI.

We were neutral in the war until German submarines attacked American ships. We then became involved, won the war but got buried in debt from war expenses. US citizens helped to pay off the debt.

j) Did this president get involved in wars overseas? Europe? Middle East?

Why? (cause/effect)


US entry in WWI

k) Did this president get involved in civil rights? If so how? If not, why?



l) How was democracy expanded or limited during this presidency?

He tried to expand it all over the world.

He wanted to be friends with everyone to help make up for WWI.

m) Was there evidence of the political, economic, and social changes in

the United States that expanded democracy for other minority and immigrant groups during this presidency?



n) How were minorities and immigrants treated during this presidency?

AA were the primary source of workers

AA filled many of the Northern industrial jobs during WWI

o) How did this president embrace production/mechanization/industrialization? What impact did this have?

During WWI, production increased significantly.

p) Describe the labor movement during this president.

He pushed for fair business practices and government regulation.

-Federal Trade Commission

-Department of Labor

q) What push/pull effects were evident during this presidency?

Pull would be that America was not involved in any wars and no push.


r) How did this president address monetary policy? Economics? Taxes?


He wanted equal opportunity for all Americans

Implemented several tariffs

s) What policy did this president embrace for government spending? Inflation?

He spent tons on the war effort.

US gets in debt and citizens help pay it off through organizations and government bonds.

t) What cultural artifacts symbolized this presidency?

The President Woodrow Wilson House

The museum promotes a greater awareness of President Wilson’s

public life and ideals for future generations through guided tours,

exhibitions and educational programs.

u) What impact did religion have on this presidency?



v) Evaluate the role of the mass media during this presidency.

He embraced mass media and the press.

He was one of the only early presidents in the 19th century to embrace it.

w) Describe cultural diversity during this presidency.

He doesn’t really address diversity during his presidency other than dealing with imperialism.

Puerto Ricans became US citizens

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