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Unformatted text preview: At the Republican Convention in June of 1912, the party sided with Tafts motives rather than Roosevelts. Teddy and his supporters opted to form a new party, progressive Party, also known as the Bull Moose Party. Theodore had great charisma and he knew how to use it. He was even shot in an assassination attempt in the chest in Milwaukee. He proceeded to give his 90 minute speech with a bloody chest and the news poured over the headlines. Glynn 2 The wounded Presidential candidate Roosevelt split the conservative vote with Taft which allowed the Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson to win the Presidency. The Bull Moose Party existed until 1916. Roosevelt denied nomination thus; the Republican Party attracted most of the Bull Moose voters and Republican Hughes as Republican and effectively ended the Bull Moose Party. Glynn 3 Works Cited Chace, James. 1912 : Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft &amp; Debs-- the Election That Changed the Country . New York City: Simon and Schuster, 2004....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 347 taught by Professor Grover during the Spring '08 term at Winona.
- Spring '08
- International Organizations