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Unformatted text preview: Ms. Susan M. Pojer
Horace Greeley HS
Chappaqua, The Republican
William H. Taft Keep
defeat TR and preserve the conservative
heart of the Republican Party.
heart Come, Mr. President. You Can’t
the Stage ALL of the Time! Republican Party Platform
High import tariffs.
Put limitations on female and child labor.
Workman’s Compensation Laws.
Against initiative, referendum, and recall.
Against “bad” trusts.
Creation of a Federal Trade Commission.
Stay on the gold standard.
Conservation of natural resources
because they are finite.
TR The Republican
Party must stand for
the rights of
humanity, or else it must stand for special
People should rise
above their sectarian
interests to promote the general good. Theodore Roosevelt at
Osawatomie, KS: New
Nationalism Big business requires big government. The
Political Zoo We stand at Armageddon,
and we battle for the Lord!
SOLDIERS! Progressive Party Platform
Graduated income tax.
Inheritance tax for the rich.
Limits on campaign spending.
Minimum wage laws.
Abolition of child labor.
Workmen’s compensation. N
m The Socialist Party
& Eugene V. Debs The issue is Socialism versus
Capitalism. I am for Socialism
because I am for humanity.
because “The Working Class
Candidates” Eugene V. Debs
for Vice-President Growth of the Socialist Vote
Labor Party Total 1888 2,068 2,068 1890 13,704 13,704 1892 21,512 21,512 1894 30,020 30,020 1896 36,275 36,274 1898 82,204 82,204 1900 96,931 33,405 130,336 1902 223,494 53,763 277,257 1904 408,230 33,546 441,776 1906 331,043 20,265 351,308 1908 424,488 14,021 438,509 1910 607,674 34,115 641,789 1912 901,873 The Industrial Worker: I. W.
W. The first American labor group to open its
membership to all wage-earning workers, regardless
of skill, nationality, race, sex, or gender.
of Socialist Party Platform
Government ownership of railroads
Guaranteed income tax.
8-hour work day.
Government inspection of factories.
Women’s suffrage. The Democratic Party &
Governor Woodrow Wilson
(NJ) Could he rescue
the Grime Which
Jump? Democratic Party Platform
Government control of the monopolies
m trusts in general were bad eliminate them!!
Direct election of Senators.
Create a Department of Labor.
Strengthen the Sherman Anti-Trust
Did NOT support women’s suffrage. The “Seas” [of Opportunity]
Open Up for the Democrats Up
Hurdles As Big As a Balloon Tariff Reform Conservati
Controver The Unanswerable Argument for
Suffrage Never Again! Taft Abandons Support for Women’s Suffrage TR
Recruit Woman Suffrage Before 1920 Songs of the Sunny South Lynchin
Issue Trying to Catch the Colored
Vote Mr. Lewis Gets His Share An Actual 1912 Ballot Election Results By 1912, 100,000 fewer people had voted for
Wilson than had voted for Bryan in 1908.
The 1912 election marked the apogee of the
Socialist movement in America.
Melt! GOP Divided by Bull Moose
Equals Democratic Victory! On Uncle Sam’s Farm The Democratic party took control of the
Senate for the first time in 20 years.
Animal? For Further Reading BIBLIOGRAPHY
“1912—Competing Visions for America.”
Ohio State University.
HarpWeek/Elections. “Election of 1912.”
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