What legislation did president Thomas Woodrow Wilson pass?

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During President Thomas Woodrow Wilson's administration between 1913 and 1920, several pieces of legislation were passed. Among his most notable are the Federal Trace Commission Act, Clayton Antitrust Act, Keating-Owen Child Labor Act, Workingman's Compensation Act, and the Federal Reserve Act. 

The Federal Trade Commission Act was passed in 1914 to enforce antitrust laws and allow greater freedom of competition. 

The Clayton Antitrust Act was passed in 1914 to clearly define unfair business practices and protect labor unions' rights to picket, protest, strike, and boycott. 

The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act passed in 1914 limited working hours for children. 

The Workingman's Compensation Act passed in 1916 provided compensation for federal employees injured on the job. 

The Federal Reserve Act is considered Woodrow Wilson's most important piece of legislation. This act put the banking system under the government's supervision and established a new system for the country's banking and finances. 

Other pieces of legislation passed under Wilson's administration included the 17th-19th amendments, The Seaman Act, the Farm Loan Act, and Adamson Act.

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