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William H. Taft's Presidency

William Howard Taft was the president who immediately followed Theodore Roosevelt. Having served under Roosevelt as his Secretary of War and political confidant, Roosevelt hand-picked Taft to...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019 12:38 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

William Taft, following on the heels of the progressive reform president Theodore Roosevelt, continued into the Taft administration many of the reforms proposed by Roosevelt. It is fair to say...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2019 12:02 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

William Howard Taft, president from 1909 to 1913, was ranked 22nd in a recent poll of political scientists. Teddy Roosevelt, Taft's erstwhile friend and eventual political rival, came in at 4th in...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2019 12:12 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

President Theodore Roosevelt appointed William Howard Taft as his war secretary. He declined to run for reelection and supported Taft for the presidency. Taft won the election, against the Democrat...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 9:15 am UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

Like most people, President Taft was shocked and saddened by the sinking of the Titanic. What made this tragedy all the more painful to him was the fact that his close personal friend and military...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019 11:28 am UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

William Howard Taft (1857–1930) served both as president (1909–13) and as chief justice (1921–30) of the United States. The second position on the Supreme Court was the fulfillment of a lifelong...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019 11:51 am UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

Taft angered conservationists by appointing Richard Ballinger as secretary of interior. Ballinger, a former Seattle mayor, believed, like Taft, that Roosevelt reserved too many lands for public...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2019 11:20 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

New Mexico was a territory of the United States for over 60 years before being admitted to the Union as a state. The long delay came about for many reasons, some of them based on race, some based...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2012 2:40 am UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

President Taft had different thoughts about the presidency than his predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt, had about it. Roosevelt believed the President should be front and center of almost everything...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 9:34 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

William Howard Taft was the twenty-seventh president of the United States of America, serving from 1909 to 1913. Taft studied at Yale University, where he was part of the wrestling team, and where...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2019 12:24 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

There are a number of events you can discuss concerning 1912, which was President Taft's final full year in office. I will briefly mention some of the key events from that year below. One of the...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2019 6:52 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

Although Theodore Roosevelt is much better known as a "trustbuster," William Howard Taft actually deserves the title at least as much as Roosevelt does. Perhaps the best evidence for this is the...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 8:09 am UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

Basically, Theodore Roosevelt ran against William Taft in 1912 because he felt that Taft had deserted his (Roosevelt's) principles. Roosevelt had left the presidency believing that Taft would...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 6:54 am UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft had a falling out because of differences in both style and substance. There were also divisions within the Republican party over tariff reform and other...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2019 12:05 pm UTC

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William H. Taft's Presidency

Taft, whose presidency was generally regarded as less successful than that of his predecessor, Teddy Roosevelt, had success in continuing the trust busting that Roosevelt had started. As the...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 11:52 am UTC

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