Bull Moose - At the Republican Convention in June of 1912...

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Glynn 1 Nathan Glynn Parities/Pressure Groups Thursday, September 13, 2007 Bull Moose Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was elected to two consecutive terms in 1901 and 1904. He was America’s youngest President. He had been the Governor of New York, and the police commissioner of New York City. And he also was Vice President under William McKinley. When McKinley was assassinated in his first year of his term, Teddy took over as President in 1901. Theodore Roosevelt chose not to run for a third term as per guidelines set by our first president of the United States and handpicked his predecessor, William Taft. Taft was too conservative for the current Republican Party. In 1911, Lafollette and other Republicans formed the National Republican League. The League supported Lafollette for the election of 1912. Roosevelt was frustrated with Taft and undecided with Lafollette, Teddy announced he would seek the Republican nomination. The National Republican League switched their endorsement to Theodore.
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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 & Debs-- the Election That Changed the Country . New York City: Simon and Schuster, 2004....
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