Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States and his term, which took place between 1913 and 1921, coincided with World War I. Wilson helped draft the Treaty of Versailles, which hastened the end of the war. His famous quote on the matter was: “At last the world knows America as the savior of the world!”
He is also known for his stance that America should join the League of Nations, which later changed its name to the United Nations, but Congress at the time was not in favor. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 for his efforts to promote international peace.
The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, made history by becoming the first ever African-American president. During his time in office, in the years 2009 to 2017, Obama made some momentous changes, including signing the Affordable Care Act which strived to bring health care to all Americans.
He was instrumental in brokering the Iran nuclear deal, revoking the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the military and restoring relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Obama left behind a legacy of tolerance and inclusion.
President Obama’s inauguration was an inspiring event. Over 1 million people turned up and Beyoncé gave an emotional rendition of the national anthem.
Obama stirred the hearts of many during his speech when he said, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.”
Wilson’s Love of Golf
Wilson cared deeply about democracy and peace around the world, but there was something that he loved almost as much – the sport of golf.
Wilson was so passionate about the game that not even snow on the ground could keep him from teeing off. In winter, he would paint his golf balls black in order to see and retrieve them even when the course was completely covered in snow.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Lyndon Baines Johnson, more commonly known as LBJ, was America’s 36th president, in office from 1963 to 1969. He was John F. Kennedy’s vice president and stepped in after Kennedy was assassinated. LBJ left behind a strong legacy of social reform. He signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Voting Rights Act of 1965, passed laws for gun control and welfare. He also signed the Social Security Act of 1965, which established Medicaid and Medicare.
Johnson’s public appeal took a hit when he committed hundreds of thousands of troops to the war in Vietnam and his decision divided the nation.