Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States (1913-1921). He was an American scholar and statesman best remembered for his legislative accomplishments and his high-minded idealism. He was also a leader of the Progressive Movement.
Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election. Woodrow Wilson was famous for bringing about a reformation in America through his antitrust laws, establishing the Federal Reserve System and winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to the international organization League of Nations. Throughout his presidency, Wilson fought for reforms with respect to labor laws, the rights of women, and international relations. He also presided over ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and laws that prohibited child labor and that mandated an eight-hour workday for railroad workers.