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History repeats itself

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At center, William Jennings Bryan, labeled "16 to 1," stands on a platform "Built by Popo. Platform Silver Syndicate" and holds up a paper that states, "'We Denounce Arbitrary Interference by Federal Authorities, in Local Affairs, as a Violation of the Constitution,' etc., W.J. Bryan." On the right, labeled "1861," Jefferson Davis holds a paper that states, "'We Denounce Arbitrary Interference by Federal Authorities, in Local Affairs, as a Violation of the Constitution,' etc., Jeff. Davis." Davis confronts Abraham Lincoln who is holding a copy of the "Constitution of U.S." The bombing of "Fort Sumter" is taking place behind them. On the left, labeled "1896," Benjamin R. Tillman, John P. Altgeld, Eugene V. Debs, and John P. Jones are standing on a torn American flag labeled "National Honor" and raising a new flag labeled "Dis-Order and Mis-Rule."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Pressure groups; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Date: 1896-10-28

Letter from W. K. Currie to Theodore Roosevelt

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W. K. Currie invites Vice President Roosevelt to speak at a "Politico-Chautauqua" to be held in Mount Ayr, Iowa, in October.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Chautauquas; Iowa; Missouri; Carmack, Edward Ward, 1858-1908; Van Sant, Samuel Rinnah, 1844-1936; Hamlin, Howland J., 1851-1909; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Stone, William Joel, 1848-1918

Date: 1901-09-02

Extract of letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William H. Moody

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President Roosevelt wants to ensure that the legal rights of William Dudley Haywood and Charles Moyer are safeguarded and that "exact justice" is done. It has been suggested that they were extradited from Colorado in an unlawful manner and Roosevelt would like the pertinent information from the District Attorneys of Colorado and Idaho. Political pressure from the socialist and labor press will be strong in favor of acquittal, regardless of their actual guilt or innocence. The goal of federal authorities must be to "further the cause of justice."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of--Political aspects; Civil rights--Government policy; Extradition--Law and legislation; Political crimes and offenses--Investigation; Labor movement--Political aspects; Industrial relations--Political aspects; Press and politics--Moral and ethical aspects; Colorado; Idaho; Haywood, William Dudley, 1869-1928; Moyer, Charles, 1866-1929; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926

Date: 1906-03-26?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Maurice Francis Egan

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President Roosevelt sends Ambassador Egan his speech and writes that he wishes he could study the "socialistic movement" in Denmark. Roosevelt compares socialism in the United States with that in Scandinavia. He also inquires if Egan knows Sir Rennell Rodd and mentions that Secretary of War Taft is likely to win the upcoming election.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Socialism; Presidents--Election; Scandinavia; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Rodd, Rennell, 1858-1941

Date: 1908-08-05

The lost child

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Illustration shows six policemen labeled "Chafin, Taft, Debs, Watson, Hisgen, [and] Bryan" gathering around a young boy labeled "Reactionary Voter" standing on "Radical Ave.", who appears confused by all the political parties represented by the various candidates - Eugene W. Chafin of the Prohibition Party, William H. Taft of the Republican Party, Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party of America, Thomas E. Watson of the Populist Party, Thomas L. Hisgen of the United States Independent Party, and William Jennings Bryan of the Democratic Party. Caption: Chorus of Kindly Cops - Don't you know where you belong, little boy? / The Waif - No-o-o! I'm a-all turned round. Boo-hoo!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Children; Police; Voting; Presidents--Elections; Political parties; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922; Chafin, Eugene W. (Eugene Wilder), 1852-1920; Hisgen, Thomas Louis, 1858-1925

Date: 1908-09-23

Signs and divinations

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Illustration shows a vignette cartoon depicting the presidential candidates for the 1908 election, each learning their fortunes regarding the outcome of the election: Norman Edward Mack as a palm reader telling William Jennings Bryan that his "line of ambition is phenomenally long. Likewise your line of talk. You can't lose"; Frank H. Hitchcock as a seer gazing into a crystal ball, which shows the face of Theodore Roosevelt, and telling William H. Taft that he sees "nothing but success"; Thomas L. Hisgen is reading cards labeled "W. R. Hearst"; Thomas E. Watson sees the word "Cinch" in the stars; Eugene W. Chafin is reading tea leaves; and Eugene V. Debs is dropping hot lead into a cauldron showing the White House.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Mack, Norman Edward, 1858-1932; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Hitchcock, Frank H. (Frank Harris), 1867-1935; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Chafin, Eugene W. (Eugene Wilder), 1852-1920; Hisgen, Thomas Louis, 1858-1925

Date: 1908-09-30

Letter from Joseph L. Bristow to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Bristow encloses a Kansas presidential poll taken by Arthur Capper. President Taft faired poorly in the poll and Eugene V. Debs was within 300 votes of Taft as first choice for president.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Public opinion polls; Presidents--Election; Kansas; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951

Date: 1911-05-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. R. Greer

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Theodore Roosevelt writes C. R. Greer that the interview in the New York Call was a joke and not to be taken seriously.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Socialism--Periodicals; American newspapers--Political aspects; Political satire; Cabinet officers; New York (State)--New York; Haywood, William Dudley, 1869-1928; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Lorimer, William, 1861-1934

Date: 1912-05-13

In the political woods

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Illustration shows a figure composed of corn and corn stalks labeled "Record Breaking Crops" walking through a dark wood at night with a diminutive Uncle Sam, who is frightened by scary-looking trees labeled "Johnson, Taft, Sherman, Roosevelt, Wilson, [and] Debs". Caption: "Don't be frightened, Sammy. They can't hurt you while I am with you."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Farm produce; Fear; Ghouls and ogres; Presidents--Elections; Trees; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Date: 1912-10-16

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