1914-1920 World War I U.S. Department of Seal
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Bryan as Secretary of State
| William Jennings Bryan, the silver-tongued populist Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, and 1908 is best known for his support of "free silver," the farmer and the common man, and his opposition to the gold standard.
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World War I
1914-1920

United States enters World War I, and President Wilson promotes the "...principles of peace and justice in the life of the world."

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Wilson's Fourteen Points
| The immediate cause of America's entry into World War I in April 1917 was the German announcement of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the subsequent sinking of ships with Americans on board.
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