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2 Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY


4 The Republican Party & President William H. Taft

5 Keep the Whistle Blowing Taft was determined to defeat TR and preserve the conservative heart of the Republican Party.

6 Come, Mr. President. You Cant Have the Stage ALL of the Time!

7 Republican Party Platform High import tariffs. Put limitations on female and child labor. Workmans 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.

8 The GOP After the Circus TR The Republican Party must stand for the rights of humanity, or else it must stand for special privilege.

9 The Progressive Party & Former President Theodore Roosevelt People should rise above their sectarian interests to promote the general good.

10 Theodore Roosevelt at Osawatomie, KS: New Nationalism Big business requires big government.

11 The Anti- Third-Term Principle

12 The Bull Moose Party: The Latest Arrival at the Political Zoo We stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord! ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!

13 Progressive Party Platform Womens 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. Workmens compensation. NewNationalismNewNationalismNewNationalismNewNationalism

14 The Socialist Party & Eugene V. Debs The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity.

15 The Working Class Candidates Eugene V. Debs Emil Seigel for President for Vice-President

16 Growth of the Socialist Vote Year Socialist Party Socialist Labor PartyTotal 1888 2,068 1890 13,704 1892 21,512 1894 30,020 1896 36,27536,274 1898 82,204 190096,93133,405130,336 1902223,49453,763277,257 1904408,23033,546441,776 1906331,04320,265351,308 1908424,48814,021438,509 1910607,67434,115641,789 1912901,873

17 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.

18 Socialist Party Platform Government ownership of railroads and utilities. Guaranteed income tax. No tariffs. 8-hour work day. Better housing. Government inspection of factories. Womens suffrage.

19 The Democratic Party & Governor Woodrow Wilson (NJ) Could he rescue the Democratic Party from Bryanism??

20 The Reform Governor of NJ: It Takes Time to Remove the Grime

21 Which Way to Jump?

22 Democratic Party Platform Government control of the monopolies 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 Act. Did NOT support womens suffrage. Opposed to a central bank. NewFreedomNewFreedomNewFreedomNewFreedom

23 The Seas [of Opportunity] Open Up for the Democrats


25 Up Against the Hurdles

26 As Big As a Balloon Tariff Reform

27 Conservation Issue: The Ballinger- Pinchot Controversy

28 The Unanswerable Argument for Suffrage

29 Never Again! Taft Abandons Support for Womens Suffrage

30 TR & Womens Suffrage: The Militant Recruit TR & Womens Suffrage: The Militant Recruit

31 Woman Suffrage Before 1920

32 Songs of the Sunny South

33 Lynching & the Race Issue

34 Trying to Catch the Colored Vote

35 Mr. Lewis Gets His Share


37 An Actual 1912 Ballot

38 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.

39 Oh, That This Too, Too Solid South Would Melt!

40 GOP Divided by Bull Moose Equals Democratic Victory!

41 On Uncle Sams Farm The Democratic party took control of the Senate for the first time in 20 years.

42 The GOP: An Extinct Animal? The GOP: An Extinct Animal?


44 For Further Reading

45 BIBLIOGRAPHY 1912Competing Visions for America. Ohio State University. HarpWeek/Elections. Election of 1912.

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