William Taft & the Supreme Court

Trip Start Oct 16, 2012
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We arrived from the airport late last night so I'm still a bit sleepy, but
 we're on our way to the Supreme Court building! I've been waiting for this
tour for what seems like forever. We are pulling up right now... I'll finish this entry inside.

Wow,
I’ve learned so much here! Did you know, that in 1903 President
Roosevelt offered William Taft a seat on the Supreme Court? After he
accepted, he made his way up the chain, and in 1921 he became Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court. He had some very strong opinions on some
things. He believed that the Supreme Court should be its own branch of
government, away from Congress. He argued this for years, and it later
led to the construction of the Supreme Court building in 1929. All of
his effort paid off, but sadly he did not live to see it finished. If he wouldn't have put so much effort into the Supreme Court Building, we might not have it today and the Supreme Court would still be a part of the Congress. This could have majorly impacted some of the laws/bills passed that still affect us today.

My advice to the future president would be to give space where it is needed and respect the different branches and their decisions.

{Sierra Armentrout}
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