Before Theodore Roosevelt left office, he’d settled on William Howard Taft as his successor. The two men had been political allies and close friends. With Roosevelt’s support, Taft was elected President in 1908, but the two men would have a falling out soon afterward.
The Twentieth Century Rag
Composed in 1909 by Scott Joplin. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source. With much gratitude to Ragnar Hellspong for converting the music into a playable mp3 file.
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