ElectionOf1912 - Ms. Susan M. Pojer Ms. Horace Greeley HS...

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Unformatted text preview: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Ms. Horace Greeley HS Horace Chappaqua, NY Chappaqua, The Republican Party & President William H. Taft Keep the Whistle Blowing Taft was Taft determined to defeat TR and preserve the conservative heart of the Republican Party. heart Come, Mr. President. You Can’t Have 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 Conservation because they are finite. because The GOP After the Circus TR The Republican TR Party must stand for the rights of humanity, or else it must stand for special privilege. privilege. The Progressive Party & Former President Theodore Roosevelt 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 AntiThirdTerm Principle The “Bull Moose” Party: The Latest Arrival at the Political Zoo We stand at Armageddon, We and we battle for the Lord! and ONWARD, CHRISTIAN ONWARD, SOLDIERS! SOLDIERS! Progressive Party Platform Women’s suffrage. Graduated income tax. Inheritance tax for the rich. Lower tariffs. Limits on campaign spending. Currency reform. Minimum wage laws. Social insurance. Abolition of child labor. Workmen’s compensation. N e w N a t i o n a l i s m The Socialist Party & Eugene V. Debs The issue is Socialism versus The Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. because “The Working Class Candidates” Eugene V. Debs Emil Seigel for President for Vice-President Growth of the Socialist Vote Year Socialist Party Socialist 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 The membership to all wage-earning workers, regardless of skill, nationality, race, sex, or gender. of Socialist Party Platform Government ownership of railroads Government and utilities. and Guaranteed income tax. No tariffs. 8-hour work day. Better housing. Government inspection of factories. Women’s suffrage. The Democratic Party & Governor Woodrow Wilson (NJ) Could he rescue Could the Democratic Party from “Bryanism”?? “Bryanism”?? The Reform Governor of NJ: It Takes Time to Remove the Grime Which Way to Jump? Democratic Party Platform Government control of the monopolies Government N e w F r e e d o m trusts in general were bad eliminate them!! Tariff reduction. One-term President. Direct election of Senators. Create a Department of Labor. Strengthen the Sherman Anti-Trust Strengthen Act. Act. Did NOT support women’s suffrage. The “Seas” [of Opportunity] Open Up for the Democrats Up Against the Hurdles As Big As a Balloon Tariff Reform Conservati on Issue: The BallingerPinchot Controver The Unanswerable Argument for Suffrage Never Again! Taft Abandons Support for Women’s Suffrage TR & Women’s Suffrage: The Militant Recruit Woman Suffrage Before 1920 Songs of the Sunny South Lynchin g & the Race 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 By Wilson than had voted for Bryan in 1908. Wilson The 1912 election marked the apogee of the The Socialist movement in America. Socialist Oh, That This Too, Too Solid South Would Melt! GOP Divided by Bull Moose Equals Democratic Victory! On Uncle Sam’s Farm The Democratic party took control of the The Senate for the first time in 20 years. Senate The GOP: An Extinct Animal? For Further Reading BIBLIOGRAPHY “1912—Competing Visions for America.” Ohio State University. http://history.osu.edu/projects/1912/ HarpWeek/Elections. “Election of 1912.” HarpWeek/Elections. http://www.elections.harpweek.com/ ...
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