US History Repeated

Presidency of William Howard Taft - Part 2

February 3, 2022

We continue our podcast coverage of William Howard Taft and delve into his policies, both foreign and domestic. 

Taft separated the Dept of Labor from the Dept of Commerce and both were to hold cabinet positions, he was involved in the creation of corporate taxes, the Children's Bureau, Postal Savings Bank Act, (Allowed for FDIC Insurance).

On the foreign front we talk about Dollar Diplomacy and the creation of what will become known as "Banana Republics".

We cover the election of 1912, as well as his time in the Supreme Court. Taft was the only president to be named to The Supreme Court. He held the title of Chief Justice. Take a listen to get all the interesting details about William Howard Taft!

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