1918 President Wilson delivers “Fourteen Points” speech

1885 Wilson’s first political work, Congressional Government, critically described the U.S. system of government and advocated adopting reforms to move the U.S. closer to a parliamentary system.

1896 In the presidential election, Wilson rejected Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan and supported the conservative “Gold Democrat” nominee, John M. Palmer.

1911 Wilson took office during the Mexican Revolution after liberals overthrew the military dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.

1912 Despite his southern roots and record at Princeton, Wilson became the first Democrat to receive widespread support from the African American community in a presidential election.

1917 Eager to withdraw from Mexico due to tensions in Europe, Wilson ordered Pershing to withdraw, and the last American soldiers left.

The Fourteen Points speech of President Woodrow Wilson was an address delivered before a joint meeting of Congress on January 8, 1918, during which Wilson outlined his vision for a stable, long-lasting peace in Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world following World War I. …read more