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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to Samuel McChord Crothers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08321 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: New York, NY Type: Typed letter signed Date: 3 January 1912 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: "We must get the Republican Party on the side of the progressives, and on the other hand we must keep the progressives sane....." Written on "The Outlook" letterhead.

Background Information: Following his retirement and return to the U.S. in 1910 after an African safari, Roosevelt emerged as the leader in the progressive wing of the Republican party. Concerned about the ...increasingly conservative bent in the Taft administration, he declared in February 1912, his candidacy for the Republican nomination despite his longtime vow he would not seek a third term. His support of the progressive, or Bull Moose, ticket fatally split the beleaguered Republican party, paving the way for Woodrow Wilson's election. See More

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Crothers, Samuel McChord, 1857-1927

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

Subjects: Progressive EraPresidentGovernment and CivicsPoliticsRepublican PartyVice President

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