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The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy$
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Michael J. Gerhardt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199967797

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.001.0001

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William Howard Taft, 1909–1913

William Howard Taft, 1909–1913

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(p.171) 11 William Howard Taft, 1909–1913
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The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy
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Michael J. Gerhardt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.003.0011

Though he did not want to be president, Taft was not idle in the White House. He made six appointments to the Supreme Court, the second most made by a president in a single term. He transformed the Court into the principal protector of private property rights. He also signed landmark laws regulating interstate commerce into effect and oversaw the addition of two amendments to the Constitution. His recognition that his temperament was more judicial than executive helped to clarify the sharp differences between these two important functions.

Keywords:   Taft, Supreme Court, commerce clause, constitutional amendments, Teddy Roosevelt

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