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A screen shot of President Wilson in Liberty Loan Parade, New York 1918

A scene from when President Wilson arrived in New York to lead the fourth Liberty Loan Parade in 1918

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson Was Born
December 28, 1856

For his efforts, Wilson was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, but the award was bittersweet. Congress opposed U.S. entry into the League. The strain of his campaigning and the disappointment of Congress's resolution weakened him. He returned to Washington in a state of collapse and shortly suffered a thrombosis (a blood clot in a blood vessel) that impaired control over the left side of his body. Wilson and his second wife, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson--who continued work in the White House when Wilson was ill--retired in Washington, D.C., in 1921. Wilson died three years later, and he is memorialized in many ways, including this 1918 footage of the president in a New York parade encouraging Americans to participate in Liberty Loans to support the war effort. Take a look.
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VIDEO CREDIT: “President Wilson Arrives in New York to Lead Fourth Liberty Loan Parade,” 1918. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recording Sound Division, Library of Congress. Call Number FAB 0740.