Woodrow Wilson was born on 28 December 1856 in Staunton, Virginia. His father identified with the Confederacy and defended slavery. However, Woodrow Wilson did not share his father’s views on this, later writing. Woodrow Wilson was 28th President of the US serving from 1913 to 1921. He is best remembered for his role in the First World War – keeping the US out of the war, until reluctantly entering in 1917. At the end of the war, Woodrow Wilson formulated his 14 points, which sought to create an international League of Nations and institute principles of self-determination and justice as the basis for the armistice. Woodrow Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. He was also a progressive with attempts to control big business and end elitism in universities.