External Web Sites
Presidents: Life Portraits
This site on American presidents is designed to complement
C-SPAN's 20th anniversary television series. The page on
Howard Taft contains facts about his personal life
and public service, links to documents, online videos,
and a selected bibliography.
President: An Online Reference Resource
The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University
of Virginia presents essays about William Howard Taft and
his life before, during, and after his presidential terms.
It additionally provides biographical information about
the cabinet officials who served in his administration,
as well as a selected
bibliography and information on Taft's private
and public papers.
HarpWeek: The Presidential
This site features political cartoons from Harper's
Weekly, Leslie's Illustrated
Weekly, Vanity Fair, Puck, Judge,
and American Political Prints, 1766-1876:
A Catalog of the Collections in the Library of Congress.
It provides explanations of the historical context and
images of each cartoon, campaign overviews, biographical
sketches, a review of the era's major issues, and other
valuable information related to William Howard Taft's
presidential campaigns in 1908 and 1912.
William Howard Taft
The Internet Public Library's POTUS (Presidents of the
United States) Web site provides background information,
election results, a list of cabinet members, and notable
events for each president. Links to biographies, historical
documents, and other presidential sites also are included.
William Howard Taft National Historic Site
This National Park Service Web site presents information
about William Howard Taft's birthplace and childhood home
in Cincinnati, Ohio. The site contains information
for tourists interested in visiting the house, as well
as a lesson
plan based on the National Register of Historic Places
registration file for the William Howard Taft National