President Woodrow Wilson was the President during the World War 1.

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson sought to end the war by urging Congress to declare war on Germany.

Wilson cited German spying within the U.S., the Zimmermann Telegram, and other reasons as justification for his decision.

The president argued that Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare was an attack on American life and the freedom of democracy.

The debate lasted four days. Major newspapers reported war news and rumors, causing tensions to rise.

Wilson's involvement in the war helped bring victory to the Allies. On November 11, 1918, the German armistice was signed.

In January 1919, Wilson helped negotiate the Treaty of Versailles, which included the charter of the League of Nations, an international organization intended to arbitrate international disputes and prevent future wars.

Wilson married Ellen Axson in 1885. She was a minister's daughter from Georgia. Unfortunately, she died of kidney disease in 1914, while Wilson was still president.