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November 7 – Woodrow Wilson Re-elected for Second Term as President

November 7, 1916

Woodrow Wilson came out on top of the 1916 Presidential election, which occurred during World War I. Wilson won over Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes. At the time of his re-election, America had stayed neutral regarding the war. Wilson was recognized as the candidate who avoided U.S. involvement in the war — a reputation that escalated his popularity. The democratic slogan for his party was “He Kept Us Out of War”.

In 1917, Wilson could no longer refrain from American involvement in World War I due to the brutality of German warfare. America thus entered the war while Wilson was serving his second term as President. Wilson later established the League of Nations and won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing so.

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