Diagnosed with the same condition that killed his father, Woodrow Wilson was told to hang it up and enjoy the time he had left. On this installment of hiSTORY, Glenn shows how Wilson had no intention of complying with doctor’s orders. Rather than retire to the countryside, Wilson’s ambition pushed him into public service, culminating in a winning bid for the White House and a presidency that should have been over before it even began.

Watch the video below for a sneak peak and answers to these revealing questions:

• What were Woodrow Wilson’s views on women?
• What were the physical effects of his medical condition?
• Who proposed Wilson run for governor of New Jersey with a promise of becoming the Democratic nominee in 1912?

Watch the full episode, courtesy of Mercury Radio Arts.