William Howard Taft

Ariel McCullough and Ashleigh Cowan

Term

1909-1913

Party

Republican

Vice President

James Sherman

Election Opponents

Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt

America at this Time

  • Very involved in Latin America
  • They were in the Progressive Era
  • They created the 16th Amendment
  • Interstate Commerce Commission had growing power

Key People of the Presidency

  • Philander Knox - Secretary of State
  • Franklin Macveagh - Secretary of the Treasury
  • Jacob M. Dickinson - Secretary of War (1909)
  • Henry L. Stimson - Secretary of War (1911)
  • George W. Wickersham - Attorney Generak
  • Frank H. Hitchcock - Postmaster General
  • George von L. Meyer - Secretary of the Navy
  • Richard A. Ballinger - Secretary of the Interior (1909)
  • Walter L. Fisher - Secretary of the Interior (1911)
  • James Wilson - Secretary of Agriculture
  • Charles Nagel - Secretary of Commerce and Labor

Quotes

"The world is not going to be saved by the legislature."

"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."

"Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever."

"Politics makes me sick."

Economic Policies

Dollar Diplomacy - economically involved in Western Hemispheres countries, especially Latin America, increase trade with these countries.

16th Amendment - creating an income tax without clearing it among the states.

Payne-Aldrich Tariff - lowered rates on some, raised a fewer amount of rates.

Foreign Policies

Continued Trust Busting - shut down Standard Oil with the Sherman Antitrust act.

He were really involved in Latin America and it's economy.

Open Door Policy - America and China can openly trade with each other.

Domestic Policies

Mann Elkins Act - increased responsibility of the Interstate Commerce Commission to telegraph, telegraph and cable regulations.

He made land that was saved for conservation public again, allowing companies to use it.