Howe ran FDR -...

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Howe ran FDR's second political campaign while Roosevelt was in the hospital wrestling  with typhoid. He took out full-page ads in the papers extolling his candidate's virtues and  distributed $5 bills to campaign workers on Election Day. He proposed a bill designed to  protect NY farmers from New York City commission merchants, and circulated copies of  the proposed bill with a letter from FDR requesting their comments and promising his  support to all the farmers of New York, all while his candidate was slowly recovering. While Howe ran a campaign with a missing candidate, Woodrow Wilson and Teddy  Roosevelt fought for the country, with Wilson's New Freedom pitted against Roosevelt's  New Nationalism. While Wilson's focus on destroying trusts and monopolies gave him  the edge over Teddy Roosevelt, their progressive agendas and commitment to social  justice were the same. Teddy Roosevelt ran his campaign heartily, although he 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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