Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge on America’s Founding Documents

Cole Levine During their presidencies, Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) and Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) largely differed on the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Here, I imitate their arguments. Wilson, a progressive, argued that modern society needs a Darwinian Constitution that can evolve as a “living, breathing document,” subject to new interpretations. He criticized the Constitution’s original framework, … More Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge on America’s Founding Documents