It was not until March 4, 1913, that Woodrow Wilson took the oath of office as President of the United States. At the beginning of 1913, America was at peace and still enjoying the “ good old days “ as historians often prefer to call the period from around 1890-1914, before the Great War, World War I, broke out over in Europe. Before the end of Wilson’s first term in office, he would get credit for keeping America out of war, and thus be elected to a second term in November, 1916. Only five months later on April 6, 1917, President Wilson asked Congress to declare war and isolationist America entered the Great War in Europe. After that, nothing in America would ever quite be the same.