May

Identifier

T100590

Description

Index cards listing events in President Wilson's life.

Source

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum staff

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Subject

Contributor

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

May 1

1889 From this date until June 5 Wilson wrote his textbook for Grammar and High Schools entitled the American State Elements of Historical and Practical Politics in the the United States.

May 4

1916 The Imperial German Government informs the United States that she has ordered submarine commanders to act only in accordance with the principles of visit and search, and vessels will not be sunk without first securing the lives of the occupants unless they tried to escape or offer resistance.

May 5

1911 Woodrow Wilson delivers an address at a banquet of the Knife and Fork Club of Kansas City, Missouri, “Issues of Freedom."

May 6

1910 Woodrow Wilson makes an address before the New Jersey Bankers Association at Atlantic City, New Jersey, on "Bankers and Statesmanship."

May 7

1911 Governor Wilson delivers address “The Bible and Progress” at the auditorium in Denver, Colorado at the tercentenary celebration of the translation of the Bible.

May 8

1914 President Wilson signs the Smith-Layer Act (Agricultural Educational Extension Act) which provided for cooperative work with the land-grant colleges in giving instruction and practical demonstrations in Agriculture and home economics tp persons not in attendance . Federal funds were to be matched by state funds.

1916 President Wilson accepts the German concessions about submarine warfare.

May 9

1919 President Wilson delivers an address before the international Law Society, Paris.

1914 President Wilson issues a Proclamation establishing the second Sunday in May of each year as "Mother's Day. "

May 10

1915 President Wilson delivers an address at Convention Hall in Philadelphia before a gathering of about four thousand newly naturalized citizens.

May 11

1914 President Wilson makes an address at the Naval Yard, Brooklyn, New York, at services in memory of those who died at Vera Cruz.

May 12

1917 President Wilson delivers an address at the dedication of the Red Cross Building, Washington, DC.

May 13

1915 President Wilson issues the First Lusitania note.

May 15

1920 In Rome the first public meeting of the Council of the League of Nations is held. President Wilson is asked under Article V of the Covenant to summon the first meeting of the Assembly of the League , upon some date between November 1st and 15th.

1860 Ellen Axson, the first wife of Woodrow Wilson was born in Savannah, Georgia.

May 16

1914 President Wilson makes an address in Washington, DC at the unveiling of the statue to the memory of Commodore John Barry, USN.

May 17

1915 President Wilson delivers an address at a luncheon tendered to him by the Mayor’s committee of New York City.

1889 Woodrow Wilson makes an address “Nature of Democracy in the United States,” at the Owl Club of Hartford, Connecticut. Later it was published as “Character of Democracy in the United States" in the Atlantic Monthly for November 1889.

May 18

1917 Registration for Draft “all males between 21 and 30 years of age.” This was called the Selective Service Act and was passed following the Declaration of War on Germany by President Wilson.

1917 President Wilson announces that he has ordered an expeditionary force of approximately one division of regular troops under command of Major General John J. Pershing to proceed to France at as early a date as practicable.

1918 President Wilson delivers an address at the opening of the campaign in New York City for the second Red Cross fund.

May 19

1917 President Wilson issues a statement outlining Food Control Program. Herbert Hoover is named as administrator of the Food Program.

May 20

1919 President Wilson sends his message from Paris via cable to the Congress at the beginning of the first session of the 66th Congress.

1918 President Wilson approves the Overman Act granting the President broad power to reorganize executive agencies.

1916 Woodrow Wilson delivers an address at Charlotte, North Carolina at the celebration of the anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

May 21

1917 The Espionage Act is passed by President Wilson.

May 23

1912 Woodrow Wilson delivers an address before the Economic Club of New York, on “Government in Relation to Business.”

May 24

1915 President Wilson delivers an address at Pan American Financial Conference, held at the Pan-American Building in Washington, DC.

1920 President Wilson sends a message to Congress urging that the Congress grant the Executive power to accept for the United States a mandate over Armenia.

May 25

1885 Woodrow Wilson wrote a section for a History of Political Economy in the United States.

May 26

1913 President Wilson makes a public attack upon the tariff lobby; "Only public opinion can check and destroy it.”

May 27

1916 President Wilson addresses The League to Enforce Peace at Washington, DC. His first commitment to the idea of a League of Nations.

1918 President Wilson address a joint session of Congress asking for its extension order to appropriate more funds for the conduct of the war.

1920 President Wilson sends a message to the House of Representatives vetoing a resolution declaring a state of peace with Germany and Austria-Hungary.

1898 Woodrow Wilson is made a member of the American Social Science Association and National Institute of Arts and Letters.

May 28

1920 The resolution failed to pass the House over the veto by a vote of 219 for and 152 against- a majority of two- thirds being necessary for adoption.

May 30

1917 President Wilson's Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery “America was born to serve Mankind.”

1916 President Wilson delivers an address at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day services at Arlington National Cemetery.

1919 President Wilson delivers an address at Memorial Day exercises at Suresnes Cemetery near Paris.

1896 Woodrow Wilson sailed to Europe to recuperate from overworking while professor at Princeton.

May 31

1913 President Wilson leadership has given the United States with 17th amendment which provided for the direct election of United States Senators.

1915 President Wilson delivers an address at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day services at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace (Staunton, Va.), “May,” T100590, Woodrow Wilson Day by Day Cards, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.