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The election of 1912

The election of 1912 - Theelectionof1912 wasofferedtohim. ,...

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The election of 1912.  Roosevelt indicated early in 1912 that he would accept the Republican nomination if it  was offered to him. Even though the former president won several primaries and carried  a number of state conventions, Republican conservatives controlled the nominating  convention and made sure Taft was chosen to run for a second term. Roosevelt and his  supporters bolted and formed the Progressive Party, whose platform called for  presidential primaries, direct election of senators, the vote for women, greater regulation  of the trusts, and a ban on child labor. The Democrats selected the past president of  Princeton University and governor of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, as their nominee.  Although put into the State House by the Democratic bosses, Governor Wilson had 
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  • Fall '08
  • Marshall
  • Governor Wilson, direct primary law, public utility regulation, progressive philosophies. Roosevelt, Republican vote split

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