viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015

December 4: Today is the anniversary of the first U.S. Presidential trip to Europe when Woodrow Wilson sailed for the World War I peace talks in Verailles Palace, in France in 1918.

Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States of America

President Woodrow Wilson was born and raised in Virginia. He earned a PhD in Political Science and was later on elected President of Princeton University, his Alma Mater, from 1902 to 1910. Wilson was elected the 34th Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913.

December 4th, 1918: President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.

Wilson became President of the United States from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921. He was the first American President to travel to Europe in order to attend the Peace Conference to end the World War I.

He travelled aboard the USS George Washington by sea and arrived to France nine days later. Then he travelled by land to the Palace of Versailles near Paris with his American delegation.

President Wilson was the leader to establish a League of Nations as an international organization to look for diplomatic solutions among international states.

President Woodrow Wilson was awarded the 1920 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to Europe.