What was the country like over a hundred years before you were born?
People had just started learning how to produce and use electricity. They put engines and motors on everything from carriages to washing tubs. The world was about to change more quickly than ever before. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, he had big ideas. His projects and policies helped make the nation a powerful leader in the world. They set America on a road to success in the 20th century.