In 1898, the United States became an empire by accident due to our asplendid little wara against Spain. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the most famous men in America were not athletes or politicians; they were inventors and businessmen like Bell, Edison, Morgan, and Rockefeller. Teddy Roosevelt built the Panama Canal, launched the Great White Fleet, and became a Bull Moose. Woodrow Wilson was reelected in 1916 because aHe Kept Us Out of War!a World War I began as a family feud between three European cousins named Georgie, Willie, and Nicky. The aWar to end all warsa set the stage for World War II. Americaas first female President was Edith Wilson, and our first Black President was possibly Warren Harding. Aside from Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, Al Capone, Sigmund Freud, Emily Post, or Sinclair Lewisa novels and Hollywoodas movies, Calvin Coolidge personified the aRoaring Twenties.a Following the Stock Market Crash, FDRas New Deal and his afireside chatsa helped up survive aHoovervilles, a but it took World War II to end the Great Depression. What happened between Pearl Harbor and the Atomic Bomb? Read my book.Woodrow Wilson, a Virginia-born son of a Presbyterian minister, a Princeton graduate who later became President of that Ivy League university, and then was elected Governor of New Jersey, was the ideal candidate they were searching for . ... made a fatal mistake: He followed his mothera#39;s advice when she demanded that he act like a king andstand up to those colonists! ... And so Taft not only denounced Roosevelt and his New Nationalism, he even out-trust-busted the trust-buster.
|Title||:||A Humorous Account of America's Past: 1898 to 1945|
|Author||:||Richard T. Stanley|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2010-09-02|