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William Howard Taft's Administration, 1909-1913

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An Overview of William Howard Taft's Administration
An Overview of William Howard Taft's Administration
Taft felt he was not fully qualified for the presidency. He had no gift of showmanship like his predecessor, President Theodore Roosevelt. During his administration, most of the world was at peace. Women had won the right to vote in 12 states. The 16th Amendment allowed Congress to pass a federal income tax.
William Howard Taft: A Chronology of His Life and Career
William Howard Taft: A Chronology of His Life and Career
William Howard Taft had no real interest in politics, but his wife opposed his career as a judge because she felt it was a "fixed groove." Hardly any other President has been so unhappy in office. When he was appointed Chief Justice eight years after leaving the White House, Taft said it was the highest honor he ever received.
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