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27 William Howard Taft

27 William Howard Taft - Leah Betten Mr Bickerstaff Period...

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Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 2/11/07 WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT I. President: William Howard Taft A. September 15, 1857 – March 8,1930 II. States: A. Ohio born B. Ohio delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. Fundamentals at Sixteenth District public school – Cincinnati, OH 2. Woodward High School – college preparatory curriculum (1870-1874) 3. Yale University - enrolled 1874; graduated 1878 4. University of Cincinnati law school (1878-1880) a. During: worked part time as a courthouse reporter for Cincinnati Commercial b. Admitted to the bar in 1880 (May – before his graduation from law school) c. Practiced law (1881-1900) B. Occupational 1. Military Service – none. 2. Congressional a. Practiced law (1881-1900) i. During: Secretary of Judge of Cincinnati Superior Court (1887-1890) ii. During: Dean and professor of law at Cincinnati Law School (1896- 1900) b. Commissioner of the Philippines (1900-1901) c. Governor-General of the Philippines (1901-1904) d. Secretary of War (1904-1908) e. [Declined appointment to the Supreme Court – 3 times (1902,1903,1906)] IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1909 – 1913 V. Prominent issues in each election A. The issues centered around which candidate would best carry out the policies of Theodore Roosevelt. B. Taft was the handpicked replacement of Roosevelt. C. Bryan claimed that Roosevelt had acted more like a Democrat, so he would be the better replacement for Roosevelt. D. Bryan undermined his claim to the Roosevelt platform by coming out in favor of publicly owned railroads. E. Taft attacked Bryan's proposal for a federal deposit insurance program as unsound VI. Opponent(s) by term
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A. William Jennings Bryan – Democratic B. Eugene V. Debs – Socialist C. Eugene W. Chafin – Prohibition VII. Vice President: James Schoolcraft Sherman (served 1909-1912) (died in office – days before [re]-election) VIII. Political party: Republican IX. Domestic Happenings A. Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy (1910) - Gifford Pinchot, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, implemented the concept of conservation for use, and spearheaded
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