Taft's Tariff Troubles

TaftThornsObstacles.JPG (40134 bytes)Taft managed to advance his political plight over the tariff after 1909.

The Democrats recaptured control of the House of Representatives in the 1910 elections.  The Democratic majority combined with the Progressive Republican minority wanted to lower duties from the levels set in the 1909 Payne-Aldrich Tariff.

Taft and the Republicans kept the issue alive over issues of tariff reciprocity with Canada.