William Howard Taft Dbq

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William Howard Taft was a member of the Republican Party. His term lasted from 1909-1913. His central ambition regarding reform was to create an orderly framework for administering a reform agenda. President Taft was more committed to the expansion of U.S. foreign trade than was Roosevelt. To implement this foreign policy agenda, Taft used government officials to promote the sale of American products overseas, particularly heavy industrial goods and military hardware. In Taft's conception of foreign policy, the U.S. military was a tool of economic diplomacy. Among the significant pieces of legislation passed by Congress during Taft's presidency was the Mann-Elkins Act of 1910, empowering the Interstate Commerce Commission to suspend railroad
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