How did Taft help conservation efforts, alleviate child labor problems, and strengthened the ICC?

Taft started children bureau and supported Mann Elkins Act.

The Children's Bureau was formally created in 1912 when President William Howard Taft signed into law a bill creating the new federal government organization. The stated purpose of the new Bureau was to investigate and report "upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people."

Under Taft, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was strengthened by the Mann-Elkins Act of 1910.

President William Taft believed that the 1887 Interstate Commerce Act should be amended so as to permit railroads to make traffic agreements, which would preserve the principle of competition, and avoid the common control of competing railroad lines.

The Mann-Elkins Act was named for the progressive Senators Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia and James R. Mann of Illinois.

What did the Mann-Elkins Act do?

● Removed Federal courts from the fast appeals process

● Prohibited railroads from acquiring competing lines

● The Jurisdiction of ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) was expanded to included telephone, telegraph, cable, and radio companies.

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