Theodore Roosevelt predicted the eventual outcome of the 1912 presidential election as soon as the Democratic Party nominated a progressive candidate. If the Democrats had chosen a conservative candidate, some progressive Democrats may have voted for TR.
The peace flag, designed by Wayne Whipple, was offered to TR's 1912 presidential campaign after it lost out on becoming the official American flag.
The story of the formation of the Bull Moose Party coincides with the deterioration of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt his successor, President William H. Taft. The termination of this friendship ruptured the Republican Party in 1912.
Theodore Roosevelt's letters show us a glimpse of the man behind the Bull Moose during the campaign of 1912.
The Socialist Party in America ran several presidential campaigns during the Progressive Era, reaching a peak in popularity during the election of 1912.
It is satisfying to link together seemingly unconnected items within our digital library. One of our interns describes making connections like this while working with items from the Progressive Era.