William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft only served as the U.S. President for one term. Before he became the president, he worked in judicial, diplomatic and cabinet positions.

Great economic growth continued in the first decade of the twentieth century when Taft was president, small business expanded, urban population continued to grow and social conditions improved.

Dispute between socialists and capitalism was one of the main challenges of Taft presidency and he seems to be unable to please either sides.

He was a law professor and named chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1921 which was about a decade after he was president.

Taft’s son, Robert Alphonso Taft, became a very influential Republican in Congress in the 1940s. His son was the creator of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Taft established the policy as “substituting dollars for bullet” which assist nations with military challenged issue assistant in return for business opportunities. This policy had wonderfully increased benefits to the nation export trades.

The 27th president of the U.S. was in favor of the foreign trade, Yale University graduate, Republican who served in several public service position. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.