Taft Walks Away: The Payne-Aldrich Tariff of 1909

Taft fails in trying to lower tariffs, setting up his successor to do it. In frustration, he walks away from the White House. Meanwhile, his opponent, William Jennings Bryan, destroys the tariff in several populist arguments. A look at Payne-Aldrich, the 1909 tariff bill that was as least as important as Smoot-Hawley.

Photo above, President Taft and Vice President Sherman.

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Music from Lee Rosevere Used in this Episode.