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Two-Faced Woodrow Wilson

[Two-Faced Woodrow Wilson]

“[Two-Faced Woodrow Wilson].” New York: Good Morning, c. 1919. Ink Drawing, 8.5 x 9 in.

Today, President Woodrow Wilson is largely remembered as an advocate for peace. In this cartoon, however, Young shows another side of Wilson. While the left side depicts the peace-loving, progressive Wilson, the right side shows him as a tyrannical ruler. Young refers to several pieces of unpopular legislation passed under Wilson, including the Selective Service Act of 1917, the Espionage Act of 1917, and the Sedition Act of 1918. Young also comments on Wilson’s foreign policy in Latin America.