THE PRESIDENTS William Taft Teddie Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson
William Taft/Early life • Born September 15, 1859 • At age of eighteen, met future wife • Taft attended Yale college • Married Helen Herron in 1886 • Met Roosevelt in 1898 • Was overweight all his life
William Taft/political life • He was a chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt • He was to carry out Roosevelt’s policies and enforce them to the same extent that Roosevelt did. • Although he resented to be the president, his anger towards Roosevelt caused him to run for the 1912 election
Continued • He once got stuck in the bathtub during presidency.
Theodore Roosevelt/Political life • Assistant secretary of the navy • Vice President for McKinley • Presidency from 1901 through to 1909 • Regulation of industry • The square deal • The square deal was his terms for the regulation of industry
Continued • He was the youngest president to take office in the nations history in 1901 at the age of 43
Theodore Roosevelt/private life • At age 22, Roosev elt married his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee on October 27, 1880- She died exactly 4 years later • In 1886, Roosevelt remarried to his childhood sweetheart, Edith Kermit Carow • He was also part of the freemason society • He was an extremely work orientated man, and he sought what he called “The strenuous life”
Continued • He took up boxing, running, tennis, hiking, polo, horseback riding, jujutsu and skinny dipping in the Potomac river during the winter • Roosevelt was slightly blind in one eye, because of a boxing match that detached his left retina • He read on average, several books a day
Theodore Roosevelt/prepresidency • Born New York City, October 27, 1858 • Home schooled by Parents and Paid teachers alll his life • Was deficient in math, Greek, and Latin. • Matriculated at Harvard College in 1876 • He graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Continued • His father’s death in 1878 was a major blow to him and he revamped his educational efforts and did well in, Biology, and was already an accomplished naturalist and published ornithologist • An ornithologist does research on birds
Woodrow Wilson/political life • Was the 28th president of the united states • Democratic • Designed the Federal Reserve Program • Reelected in 1916 • Second election focused on World War 1
Woodrow Wilson/political life Continued • Created the Espionage Act of 1917 • Created Federal Farm act 1916 which allowed farmers to borrow 50% of land value and 20% of improvements
Woodrow Wilson/ Private life • He stood 5’11 • Was 175-185 pounds • Had blue eyes and brown hair • Had bad teeth • Born in Staunton Virginia, in 1856 • He was thought to have a slight touch of dyslexia
Continued • Married twice to Ellen Axson Wilson and then to Edith Galt Wilson • He was the chosen president for the 100000 dollar bill. The bill never went into circulation.
continued • He was born on December 28, 1856 • Died February 3, 1924
Woodrow Wilson/Prepresidency • Spent the majority of his childhood up to age 14 in Augusta, Georgia • Graduated Princeton College in 1879 • Later that year he began attending university of Virginia for law school (1879)
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