The Making of the Nation Woodrow Wilson

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Published: May 31st 2012

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The Making of the Nation  by  Woodrow Wilson

The Making of the Nation by Woodrow Wilson
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When he wrote this essay, Woodrow Wilson was 40 and a professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton University. Born in Virginia in 1856, he experienced the Civil War and Reconstruction as a child in the South. He was a progressiveMoreWhen he wrote this essay, Woodrow Wilson was 40 and a professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton University.

Born in Virginia in 1856, he experienced the Civil War and Reconstruction as a child in the South. He was a progressive and a scholar who, as his 1919 Nobel Peace Prize citation said, “was a thinker who needed to act.” Wilson became governor of New Jersey in 1911, and the nation’s 28th president in 1912, serving until 1921.

Regarded as a man of peace, he nonetheless led the country into World War I. With the armistice, he pressed hard to establish a League of Nations, which his own country failed to accept. This essay, published in l897, clearly outlines his understanding of the nation’s historic progress in nation building, and what would be required to create a country where all citizens are “keenly sensible of the interests that link the world together, as it were into a single community.”In this late-19th-century essay, a future president eloquently traces the progress of the country as it struggled to become a nation: “The history of the United States,” Professor Wilson explains, “has been one continuous story of rapid, stupendous growth, and all its great questions have been questions of growth.” He launches into these questions, posed from what he calls “the war for freedom”—the fight against England—through Louisiana Purchase and the continual push westward as states and territories were added, describing a country continually changing shape, geographically and economically.

He pauses to explain why the Civil War was inevitable (and surmises: “Even the race problem of the South will no doubt work itself out in the slowness of time, as blacks and whites pass from generation to generation …”). The future U.S. president takes on the problems inherent in the American form of democracy, examines them carefully, and offers remarkably clear and profound insights that remain valid in the 21st century.



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