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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 wilson administrations

Taft & WilsonAdministrations


Taft v william jennings bryan

Taft v. William Jennings Bryan

  • Payne-Aldrich Tariff

    • upset progressives

    • Barely cut tariffs


Taft v william jennings bryan1

Taft v. William Jennings Bryan

  • Ballinger-Pinchot Affair

    • Controversy over the sale of public lands

    • Ruined Taft’s administration


Progressive reforms

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

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

Election of 1912


Wilson years1

Wilson Years

  • Wilson wins

    • Underwood Tariff

      • lowered basic tariff rates from 40% to 25%

      • 1913- reinstates 16th Amendment (income tax)


Wilson years2

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 years3

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

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


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