• William Howard Taft Birthplace

    William Howard Taft

    National Historic Site Ohio

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    The Measure of a Man or a Woman

    The Measure of a Man or a Woman

    This lesson will help students to re-live the early years of William Howard Taft and his family as well as, explore the Taft family's values practiced in their household.

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    Man of Many Hats

    Man of Many Hats

    This lesson examines the career of William Howard Taft through the many different characteristics often associated with other Presidents as well as Supreme Court leaders. William Howard Taft's career in public service exemplifies a man with great integrity, who wore many hats when making crucial decisions that affected the well being of the American People.

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    Judgement Day

    Judgement Day

    In the early 1920's the Volstead Act caused many citizens like George Carroll to break the law to sell liquor. Chief Justice William Howard Taft and the U.S. Supreme Court would pass down judgement. Based upon their interpretatios of the U.S. Constitution's protection from "unreasonable searc and seizures" as outlined in the fourth Amendment.

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    Toy, Tots and Tafts

    Toy, Tots and Tafts

    This lesson examines how William Howard Taft and his siblings spent their family recreations growing up in Mount Auburn during the 1850's time period. William Howard Taft and his family valued the simple things in life from reading Aesop's Fables, playing with old wooden toys, to strongfamily values displayed to him that would lead him to become a very important figure in American History.

Did You Know?

NPS photos Tafts sitting on their porch

1906 William Howard Taft assumes control of the Cuban Government as the Provisional Governor. As Secretary of War William Howard Taft became the supervisor of the Panama Canal Construction that continued from May 1904. Taft was the first president to visit Mexico while in office.