President Taft

Nate Kimler

About taft

Taft was the 27th president of the United States. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 1857. In colage he had the nick name of Big Lub because of how big he was. He was 6feet tall and 240 pounds. He was elected president in 1908.

Was Taft an Imperialist?

President Taft was more committed to the expansion of U.S. foreign trade than Roosevelt was. What he did to expand the U.S. was he created the dollar diplomacy. In the end, he was all about imperialism.

Dollar Diplomacy

"This is the effort of the United States, to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries."

Facts About Taft

  • He was the last president to have facial hair while in office
  • Taft's wife crashed the 1912 DNC to shield him from ridicule
  • His nicknames where Big Bill and Big Lub
  • He briefly worked as a reporter
  • Taft would fall asleep at public functions