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.
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.
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.
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.