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Taft & Wilson Administrations. Taft v. William Jennings Bryan. Payne-Aldrich Tariff upset progressives Barely cut tariffs. Taft v. William Jennings Bryan. Ballinger-Pinchot Affair Controversy over the sale of public lands Ruined Taft’s administration. Progressive Reforms.

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Taft & WilsonAdministrations


Taft v. William Jennings Bryan

  • Payne-Aldrich Tariff

    • upset progressives

    • Barely cut tariffs


Taft v. William Jennings Bryan

  • Ballinger-Pinchot Affair

    • Controversy over the sale of public lands

    • Ruined Taft’s administration


Progressive Reforms

  • Broke up many trusts (more than T. Roosevelt)

    • Children’s Bureau: Gov’t organization for women and children

    • Mann-Elkins Act: regulated telecommunications


Wilson Years

  • Election of 1912

    • “Bull-Moose Party”: T. Roosevelt tried to win the Republican nomination from Taft because he believed Taft did not live up to progressive ideals

    • Wilson wins because the Republican vote was split


Election of 1912


Wilson Years

  • Wilson wins

    • Underwood Tariff

      • lowered basic tariff rates from 40% to 25%

      • 1913- reinstates 16th Amendment (income tax)


Wilson Years

  • Federal Reserve System: Allowed banks to borrow $

  • Federal Aid/Welfare

    • Child Labor Laws

    • Federal Farm Labor Board: Provide low interest loans to farmers


Wilson Years

  • Clayton-Antitrust Act: got rid of price discrimination

  • Federal Trade Commission: Restricted business activities that limit competition unfairly


Progressivism and the call for reform died out because of the call for war in WWI


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