The second decade of the twentieth century saw continuing shifts in the social and cultural fabric of the United States, even as world politics dragged the country into World War I (1914 –1918). The United States began to assert itself beyond its national boundaries to establish itself as an economic and political power. Changes in culture, economy, and race relations reflected the ongoing evolution of the country. During this period, America also became a less rural and a more city-driven country. The nation's population grew from 92 million people in 1910 to 106 million in 1920.
Republican William Taft (1857–1930) served as president from 1909 to 1913, while Democrat Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) assumed the role from 1913 to 1921. Under...Read more
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