Taft in 1909
Yale College photograph of Taft
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Sultan Jamalul Kiram II with William Howard Taft of the Philippine Commission in Jolo, Sulu (March 27, 1901)
Roosevelt introduces Taft as his crown prince: Puck magazine cover cartoon, 1906.
One of a series of candid photographs known as the Evolution of a Smile, taken just after a formal portrait session, as Taft learns by telephone from Roosevelt of his nomination for president.
1908 Taft/Sherman poster
1908 electoral vote results
1909 inauguration
Newton McConnell cartoon showing Canadian suspicions that Taft and others were only interested in Canada when prosperous.
Taft and Porfirio Díaz, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1909
Official White House portrait of Taft by Anders Zorn, c. 1911
Taft promoted Associate Justice Edward Douglass White to be Chief Justice of the United States.
1909 Puck magazine cover: Roosevelt departs, entrusting his policies to Taft
Taft with Archibald Butt (second from right)
Taft and Roosevelt – political enemies in 1912
Campaign advertisement arguing Taft deserved a second term
Electoral vote by state, 1912. States won by Taft are in red.
Taft (left) with President Warren G. Harding and Robert Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, May 30, 1922
Chief Justice Taft, c. 1921
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1925. Taft is seated in the bottom row, middle.
Time cover, June 30, 1924
Taft insisted that Charles Evans Hughes succeed him as chief justice.
Taft's headstone at Arlington National Cemetery
Four-cent stamp issued for Taft (1930)

He became the military Governor-General of the American-occupied Philippines in 1900; his term ended a year later due to clashes with the civilian governor, future-U.S. President William Howard Taft.

- Arthur MacArthur Jr.

The American takeover meant the Philippine Revolution bled into the Philippine–American War, as Filipinos fought for their independence, but U.S. forces, led by military governor General Arthur MacArthur Jr. had the upper hand by 1900.

- William Howard Taft
Taft in 1909

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Philippine–American War

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Armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902.

Armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902.

A late 19th century photograph of Filipino Katipuneros
Emilio Aguinaldo in the field
Personifying the United States, Uncle Sam chases a bee representing Emilio Aguinaldo.
1899 political cartoon by Winsor McCay
1898 US political cartoon. U.S. President William McKinley is shown holding the Philippines, depicted as a native child, as the world looks on. The implied options for McKinley are to keep the Philippines, or give it back to Spain, which the cartoon compares to throwing a child off a cliff.
Philippines, Manila, 1899– U.S. soldiers and insurrecto prisoners
Filipino soldiers outside Manila in 1899
Wounded American soldiers at Santa Mesa, Manila in 1899
The Battle of Caloocan, February 10, 1899. Major General Arthur MacArthur with binoculars.
Utah Light Artillery in action in the Philippines, 1899
20th Kansas Volunteers marching through Caloocan at night, 1899
Photograph of Young's Scouts in the Philippines, including Medal of Honor recipients Marcus W. Robertson (2nd from right, front row squating) and Richard M. Longfellow (4th from right, front row squating)
Attack on the barracks of Company C of the 13th Minnesota Volunteers by Filipino forces during the Tondo Fire in Manila, 1899
Remnants of rifles used by Filipino soldiers during the war on display at the museum on Clark Air Base
A group of Filipino combatants laying down their weapons during their surrender, c. 1900
The 24th U.S. Infantry (primarily made up of African-American soldiers) at drill in Camp Walker, Cebu, 1902
Governor General William Howard Taft addressing the audience at the Philippine Assembly in the Manila Grand Opera House, October 16, 1907
Captain Cornelius C. Smith, a Medal of Honor recipient, with members of the 14th Cavalry Regiment in 1904
General Jacob H. Smith's infamous order "KILL EVERY ONE OVER TEN" became the caption in the New York Journal cartoon on May 5, 1902. The Old Glory draped an American shield on which a vulture replaced the bald eagle. The caption at the bottom proclaimed, "Criminals Because They Were Born Ten Years Before We Took the Philippines".
1902 Life magazine cover, depicting water curing by U.S. Army troops in the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo's quarters in Manila following his capture by the Americans.
American troops guarding the bridge over the Pasig River
Aguinaldo (seated 3d from right) and other insurgent leaders., ca. 1900
Manuel L. Quezón, the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines (from 1935 to 1944) and former revolutionary military commander

On February 5, General Arthur MacArthur ordered his troops to advance against Filipino troops, beginning a full-scale armed clash.

The Second Philippine Commission, appointed by President McKinley on March 16, 1900, and headed by William Howard Taft, was granted legislative as well as limited executive powers.