One hundred years ago. I love all the hats and in the background is the White House. As Easter draws near, we can look at this picture and wonder what was happening, what were the feelings of the people. Did they believe in the government, were they content with the leadership.
So with this question hanging out here, I am going to find out a little about this time… I will return:)
Average income….$983/a year
Steak….20 cents a pound
I would have to write a book about 1911 and although it would be interesting…you probably do not want a history lesion.
This was a wakening of the safety at the work place. The low pay and the working of children under awful conditions. People died. That is when the Union’s had to fight for the rights of workers.
It is hard to know how the people felt about William Howard Taft, but what I have found is they made fun of his weight. Many cartoons about his over eating.
This is what I have gleaned….President Taft was a republican. He would eat a oversized breakfast and then fall asleep. Slow to act on things that were important to the people. Some called his term a disaster. But he was warm hearted and by most he was considered a good man. His leadership skills were not decisive. He was called a conservative. He had few accomplishments during his term in office. He had no problem putting our men in harms way if needed.
I guess we would have had to have been there to really know.
Does it make a difference who is our president?