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B. Ballinger-Pinchot Affair C. Election of 1912 1. New Nationalism 2. New Freedom 3. Woodrow Wilson A. Background B. Domestic Reform C. Election of 1916 Ballinger-Pinchot Affair *Involved Conservation *Gifford Pinchot- chief forester in Roosevelt’s conservation efforts -President Taft kept Pinchot as forester, but appointed Richard Ballinger Secretary of Interior -Ballinger & Pinchot had many disagreements on how to use land -Ballinger opened up land for mining & timber (ex. Alaska) -Pichot felt that Ballinger was corrupt & felt that Ballinger wanted to “stop the conservation movement” -Pinchot publically criticized Taft & Taft fired Pinchot Election of 1912 *Roosevelt deeply wanted to run for President again Robert La Follette- the progressive party’s candidate, but many felt that La Follette was too progressive *Roosevelt, La Follette, & Taft made up a three way battle for the Republican Nomination -Taft clearly won the Republican nomination -Roosevelt ran as the Progressive Party Candidate -Democrats chose Woodrow Wilson, governor of New Jersey -Socialists run Eugene Debs *Main Issue- what do you do about big business? -Taft runs on his record of trust busting
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