Mine would be Woodrow Wilson. I thought about it as I watched the third Democratic debate. Woodrow Wilson is perhaps the most controversial president. Some say he is the worst, some say he is overrated, some think he is great. He created the Federal Reserve, and they have done a remarkably good job at regulating the interest and money supply of the United States. He created the Federal Trade Commission which helps maintain the transparency of businesses in the country. He also set us on the path for progressive labor policies that were brought out in their fullest during FDR's New Deal. His idea of self-determination and liberal internationalism permanently changed the landscape of American Foreign Policy. Beforehand, the debate revolved around whether America should remain isolated and raise tariffs or choose to lessen tariffs and trade with other nations. His idea of a League of Nations basically eliminated the idea that the United States could remain as an isolated nation. Now, the debate is whether we ahould act unilaterally to solve ours and the world's problems, or should we partner with nations to solve the world's problems. This idea came to the forefront in his Fourteen Points speech and the idea for a League of Nations. However, his League of Nations died a painful death. The Treaty of Versailles was far from what Wilson had hoped. Despite containing a provision for the League of Nations, the United States never joined. He commented that it might someday come forth in a way better than he had proposed, and perhaps we could argue that this is the United Nations. Who is your favorite president?