Woodrow Wilson serves as America's President from 1913-1921. With the immortal words of President George Washington guiding America's journey through history "no entangling alliances", President Wilson, former history professor and president of Princeton, seemed to be sailing along in an isolationist type of trance. Shortly after inauguration of his second term this isolationist trance would be challenged by people like Teddy Roosevelt. Further exascerbating the problem was the sinking of three US merchant ships by German Uboats. Following the attack President Wilson petitioned Congress for a declaration of war.