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  How Alexander Hamilton Shaped America, Part Two
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Woodrow Wilson, Part One
Aired 8/25/2005

Woodrow Wilson rose in just 10 years from college professor, to president of Princeton, to governor of New Jersey, to President of the United States, to ultimately the most admired man in the world. He was a progressive who banned child labor and introduced the federal income tax. Wilson led America through the first World War. He proposed the League of Nations, forerunner to the UN. But it was his willingness to use American military power to further democratic ideals that makes him so relevant today with America at war, using similar means for similar ends. Who was Woodrow Wilson? And how has Wilsonian idealism shaped American foreign policy?
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  H.W. Brands
    Professor of history at Texas A&M University and author of 19 books, including "The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin" and the biography "Woodrow Wilson"
  Kendrick Clements
    Professor of American diplomatic history at the University of South Carolina and the author of "The Presidency of Woodrow Wilson" and "Woodrow Wilson: World Statesman."

Originally Aired: 10/21/2004

   
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