Part One: A Passionate Man
Wilson rises from a Civil War boyhood in Georgia to become president of Princeton University and an outspoken champion of progressive reform. He is elected governor of New Jersey, then narrowly wins the presidency, accomplishing a remarkable agenda of reform in this first two years.
Part Two: The Redemption of the World
President Wilson leads America through World War I, then brokers its peace treaty. His vision of world peace through the League of Nations is struck down at home, and his health suffers so seriously that his wife becomes de facto chief executive.