William Taft

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William Taft

William Taft

William Howard Taft was born on September 15, 1857.He was attorney under President Ulysses S. Grant. Taft was the president who got stuck in the bath tub. William Taft was a Republican. Was the 27th presidnt 1909-1913> After his presidencey he became tenth Chief Justice of the Untied States.


Events *He pursued a program, known as "dollar diplomacy," designed to encourage U.S. investments in South and Central American, the Caribbean, and the Far East. Taft's conception of foreign policy, the U.S. military was a tool of economic diplomacy* The Senate passes a resolution calling for a sixteenth amendment to the Constitution, authorizing Congress to collect income taxes. July 12, 1909* Taft signs the Postal Savings Bank Act, which allowed one bank in each state, under federal supervision, to give two percent interest on accounts under $500. June 25, 1910


>He Was the Last President to Rock Facial Hair While in Office>He Debuted the “Presidential First Pitch.”>He Lost 70 Pounds After Leaving the White House.>Taft Once Had an Embarrassing Bathtub Incident


Trivial Facts

QUOTES *Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.* We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government. *The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much.* I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this. It seems to be the profession of a President simply to hear other people talk.*Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.





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