American Experience

Woodrow Wilson: The Decider

Clip: Season 29 Episode 8 | 1m 12s

For President Woodrow Wilson, the Great War was a crusade “to make the world safe for democracy” — a chance to transform the international order in America’s image. “No one had articulated a kind of vision of America as a global citizen,” says filmmaker Stephen Ives. But at the close of the war, Wilson’s arrogance and inflexibility ultimately undermined his own lofty goals.

Aired: 04/10/17

Rating: NR

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