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William Howard Taft

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William Howard Taft

  1. 1. William Howard Taft 27 th president 1909-1912 “ What’s the use of being president if you can’t have a train with a diner on it?”
  2. 2. 300 lbs!
  3. 4. 1908 election
  4. 5. <ul><li>T </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>F </li></ul><ul><li>T </li></ul>
  5. 6. Dollar Diplomacy
  6. 7. Oil in Alaska <ul><li>Pinchot-Ballinger Debate </li></ul>
  7. 8. Trust Killer! <ul><li>U.S. Steel </li></ul>
  8. 9. That’s it! I’m back
  9. 10. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire-1911
  10. 11. Taft moves to conservative right <ul><li>Payne-Aldrich tariff </li></ul>
  11. 12. Uncle Joe Cannon b-1836 <ul><li>TR has &quot;no more use for the Constitution than a tomcat has for a marriage license&quot;. </li></ul>                                                              
  12. 13. <ul><li>Taft was the first president to own an automobile. He converted the White House stables into a four-car garage in 1909 </li></ul>
  13. 14. Republican fight
  14. 15. Progressive Party <ul><li>Bull Moose- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Nationalism </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Democratic Opportunity! <ul><li>New Freedom </li></ul>
  16. 17. Titanic- April 15 th ,1912
  17. 18. John Schrank
  18. 19. It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose
  19. 20. Results
  20. 21. First Pitch First Golfer <ul><li>April 14, 1910 </li></ul>
  21. 22. The tub!
  22. 23. Interesting facts <ul><li>Last president to have facial hair </li></ul><ul><li>Only person to be president and supreme court chief justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I don't remember that I ever was President.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One of two presidents buried in Arlington </li></ul>
  23. 24. Dies -March 8th,1930

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