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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) [Sample ballot card for the 1912 Republican National Convention]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01487 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Columbus, Ohio Type: Printed document signed Date: May 1912 Pagination: 1 card ; 7 x 11 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by Allied Printing. Inscribed "to little Miss Mabel" and signed by Roosevelt. The pro-Roosevelt campaign document explains how William H. Taft's managers "denied you the right to vote your preference for president" and instructs how to write in their vote for Roosevelt's nomination.

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentElectionRepublican PartyPoliticsWomen's HistorySuffrageProgressive EraVice President

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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