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Wilson (2015)

Wilson

Overview


Genre

Biography, Drama

Release Date

TBA 2015

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast and Crew



Producer

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran

Screenwriter

Dan Kopelman

Starring

Story


A biography of the 28th president, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson had been president of Princeton University between 1902 and 1910 before serving two years as the governor of New Jersey. He became president as a Democrat following the dramatic election of 1912, defeating the incumbent President Robert Taft and past President Theodore Roosevelt, who ran as a third-party candidate.

Wilson pushed through a progressive agenda in his first term, narrowly won re-election in 1916 over Charles Hughes with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Amid Germany's increasing belligerence, he then oversaw the U.S. joining the Allies in World War I in April, 1917.

At the end of the war, Wilson pushed for a peace treaty that included the U.S. joining the League of Nations but the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate refused to ratify the treaty.With a year left in his second term, he suffered a stroke and his wife Edith essentially served as the chief executive during the remainder of his tenure. Wilson's first wife had died in 1914 one year into his term and he had married Edith Galt at the White House in 1915.

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