Wilson was an individualist who believed in the power of Congress and the Constitution. His three appointments to the Supreme Court demonstrated his Progressive views and his appreciation for political support rendered him.
Wilson, the son of a Presbyterian minister, grew up in the post-Civil War South. A studious individual, he studied at the University of Virginia law school, then received a doctorate in government and history from Johns Hopkins University in 1886. After teaching at Bryn Mawr College and Johns Hopkins, Wilson became president of Princeton University. After leaving Princeton, Wilson served as governor of New Jersey before being elected president in 1912.
Wilson nominated his first justice, James C. McReynolds,
During the Wilson presidency, four separate articles were added to the U.S. Constitution. In 1913 the Sixteenth Amendment
The Court was also active during Wilson’s presidency, addressing issues such as child labor law in Bunting v. Oregon
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Brandeis, Louis D.
Bunting v. Oregon
Clarke, John H.
Guinn v. United States
Hammer v. Dagenhart
McReynolds, James C.
Selective Draft Law Cases
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