Lowered tariff on a few items but ultimately raised tariffs overall (special interest legislation )
This disappointed the progressives in Taft’s party!!!!!!!!!!!!
Taft chooses the conservative Republicans & party begins to split!!!
NAACP founded (1909)
civil rights organizations
The NAACP was founded by a diverse group including W.E.B. Du Bois (African American), Ida Wells-Barnett (African American), Henry Moscowitz (Jewish), Mary White Ovington (White), Oswald Garrison Villard (German-born Caucasian), and William English Walling (White, and son of a former slave owning family) after meeting in Niagra Falls (Niagra Movement) to work on behalf of the rights of minorities including Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, as well as Jews.
puts businesses of America first: “The business of America is business”
the term used to describe the efforts of the United States—particularly under President Taft—to further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power. The term was originally coined by President Taft, who claimed that U.S. operations in Latin America went from 'warlike and political' to 'peaceful and economic.'
Interventions in Latin America: Nicaragua, Mexico, and Cuba