Start Date

28-4-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 11:45 AM

Disciplines

Political History | United States History | Women's History

Subjects

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (1872-1961) -- Political activity, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (1872-1961) -- Marriage, Treaty of Versailles (1919 June 28), League of Nations

Abstract

Edith boiling Wilson used her position as First Lady to assume presidential powers, including making executive decisions. She was the single most important non-elected presidential advisor of all time. This paper describes Edith’s growing political involvement, the decisions she made after Woodrow Wilson’s stroke in October, 1919, and the impact of her decisions on the defeat of the Treaty of Versailles.

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Apr 28th, 10:30 AM Apr 28th, 11:45 AM

Edith Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles

Edith boiling Wilson used her position as First Lady to assume presidential powers, including making executive decisions. She was the single most important non-elected presidential advisor of all time. This paper describes Edith’s growing political involvement, the decisions she made after Woodrow Wilson’s stroke in October, 1919, and the impact of her decisions on the defeat of the Treaty of Versailles.