William Howard Taft William Taft and Porfirio Díaz , historic first presidential summit, Ciudad Juárez , Mexico, October 16, 1909. In 1909, William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz planned a summit in El Paso , Texas , and Ciudad Juárez , Chihuahua , a historic first meeting between a U.S. president and a Mexican president and also the first time an American president would cross the border ...
In the United States Senate, Root was a conservative supporter of President William Howard Taft. He played a central role in Taft's nomination to a second term at the 1912 Republican National Convention. By 1916, he was a leading proponent of military preparedness with the expectation that the United States would enter World War I.
Later that year, Jefferson asked James Monroe and William Pinkney to negotiate with Great Britain to end the harassment of American shipping, though Britain showed no signs of improving relations. The Monroe–Pinkney Treaty was finalized but lacked any provisions to end the British policies, and Jefferson refused to submit it to the Senate for ratification.
William Taft. 28. The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. 1913. 1921. Woodrow Wilson. 29.
In 1931, the bridge was renamed in honor of U.S. President William Howard Taft, who frequently walked the bridge while Chief Justice of the United States. During early planning for the Washington Metro in the 1960s, the Red Line was slated to run across the bridge to connect Dupont Circle and Woodley Park. Instead, the metro was built underground.
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