“It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war ... but the right is more precious than peace and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts ... for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments ... for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.”
“War Message”, Congress, Washington DC, USA, Monday 2 April 1917
Dr Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on 28 December 1856 and died on 3 February 1924. He was the 28th president of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.
On 3 February 1917 Wilson informed Congress that diplomatic ...