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Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) [Excerpt from speech at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on October 24, 1914]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.267 Author/Creator: Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed document signed Date: 24 October 1914 Pagination: 1 p. 17.1 x 15.4 cm

Summary of Content: Wilson expresses support for the YMCA. He is impatient with those who think the purpose of Christianity is to help individuals develop their character. He prefers people devote themselves to aiding others, and good character will result as a by-product. Wilson sees aiding others as the real purpose of Christianity.

People: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsFraternal OrganizationReligionChristianity

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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