William Howard Taft

27th President


Taft was the 27th president of the United States, his tern lasted from 1909-1923. He was born on September 15th, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died on March 8th, 1930 in Washington D.C., After his presidentsy was over, he later became the tenth chief justice of the united states (1921-2930). He was the son of a judge and graduated from Yale. Taft did not like being president, and he says he barely remembers ever being president because being the chief justice of the united states made him "forget" he was ever president.

Taft was also always craving a feeling of quietness, and stability and that caused him to always procastinate in making decisions and forced him to devote a lot of time to making decisions.

Political Philosophy

William Taft ran a for office as a republician.

How he dealt with imperialism:

He was active in "Trust-busting" and initiated about 80 antitrust suits against large industrial combinations, this was twice as many as Roosevelt. Taft's convention of a special session of congress was to debate tariff reform legislation and this had brought up the republican protectionist majority to take action and this had eventually led to the passage of the Payne-Aldrich act, which that didn't do to very little anything to lower tariffs, he also empowered the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commision)

Impact on Society today?

He did not have much of an impact on society today, many say that his term of being president was a "disaster" and taft did not enjoy being president at any rate.

Dollar Diplomacy

Lasted 1909-1913, the goal of this was to improve financial opportunities and to use private capital to further U.S. ideas and interests overseas. It was evident in extensive U.S. interventions in both the Caribbean and Central America. Even though there were many successes in the dollar diplomacy, this had failed to counteract financial instability, and had brought the rise of a revolution in places like Mexico, The Dominican republic, Nicaragua, and also China.