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A flag the Independents will fight under

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At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, the Puck figure for the "Independent" party stands on a raised platform, hoisting a flag that states "For President G. Cleveland" showing a portrait of Grover Cleveland, while a female figure labeled "Democratic Party" gestures toward the flag. In the foreground, Benjamin F. Butler, dressed as a clown, and John Kelly, dressed as a Native American, are crying. Extending from Butler's pocket is a string of sausages labeled "Tammany's Nomination, Women's Suffrage Nomination, Tewkesbury Pauper Nomination, Convict Party Nomination, Greenback Nomination, [and] Butler's Nomination." Kelly is labeled "Tammany" and carries a peace pipe labeled "Grady." In the background, the disappointed Tammany delegation has gathered up their signs and is departing. Caption: When party lifts a flag like this on high, small wonder clowns and demagogues should cry.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Presidents--Elections; Political conventions; Clowns; Crying; Illinois--Chicago; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1884-07-16

"Pride goeth before destruction"

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Richard Croker, inflated like a hot air balloon, wears a medallion showing the Tammany Tiger and a laurel wreath with a ribbon labeled "Kansas City Convention." Running up behind him is David B. Hill carrying a spear labeled "N.Y. State Democracy." The title is a quote from the Bible: "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Presidents--Election; Missouri--Kansas City; Tammany Hall; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1900-08-01

The self-made pope

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William Jennings Bryan, as a pope wearing robes and a tiara labeled "16 to 1," sits on a throne on a low pedestal labeled "Kansas City Platform." Two Swiss guards stand next to him. The one on the left is labeled "Jones," and the other on the right is labeled "Stone." Caption: But Democrats have lost faith in his infallibility.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Political parties--Platforms; Popes; Silver question; United States; Democratic Party (U.S.); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Stone, William Joel, 1848-1918; Jones, James K. (James Kimbrough), 1839-1908

Date: 1902-06-25

Cleveland third-term developments

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The writer considers the probability of Grover Cleveland being nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate. They dismiss William Jennings Bryan, and argue that it is unlikely that the Democratic Convention will endorse Cleveland. The writer also makes a comparison between Cleveland's current position and the situation faced by Ulysses Grant at the 1880 Republic National Convention.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Presidents--Nomination; Political conventions; Politicians--Public opinion; Democratic Party (U.S.); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908

Date: 1903-05-13?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles William Eliot

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President Roosevelt has seen the petition for the United States to give political independence to the Philippines, which Charles William Eliot has signed. Roosevelt writes that the Republican convention will not consider it, and if the Democrats do, they prove hypocritical. Roosevelt believes granting independence to the Philippines is the easy way out, while the right thing to do is to remain involved in the Philippines for the betterment of its people. Roosevelt cites other examples, such as Egypt and Cuba, and refers to Arthur Twining Hadley's Freedom and Responsibility. Roosevelt asks if Eliot would see Secretary William H. Taft about the matter. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Democratic National Convention; Books and reading; Petitions; Independence movements; Philippines; Egypt; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward), 1846-1922; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Cromer, Evelyn Baring, Earl of, 1841-1917; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925; Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778

Date: 1904-04-04

Letter from John Albert Sleicher to Theodore Roosevelt

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John Albert Sleicher praises Frank Swett Black's convention speech and recommends to President Roosevelt that he actively campaign in New York and in any states where a Roosevelt win is doubtful.  Sleicher passes along information from Amos Parker Wilde that the political situation in Wisconsin is not good.  He informs Roosevelt of his plans to travel to the Democratic National Convention and asks to see Roosevelt on his way home.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Political campaigns; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Illinois--Chicago; Wisconsin; Mail & Express (Firm); Black, Frank Swett, 1853-1913; Wilder, Amos Parker, 1862-1936; Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947

Date: 1904-06-28

Message from George B. Cortelyou

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George B. Cortelyou inquires as to whether President Theodore Roosevelt has contacted Senator Charles W. Fairbanks. Cortelyou recommends Roosevelt contact Fairbanks as soon as possible after the Democratic Convention in order to let him know when he should "come on."

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Meetings; Political conventions; Democratic Party (U.S.); Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-06-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge

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President Roosevelt will find someone else for the Long Island meeting instead of Senator Lodge. Roosevelt is interested in the outcome in St. Louis and will see if the new Secretary of the Navy Paul Morton will be more merciful than United States Attorney General Moody about ships for the Grand Army of the Republic. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Meetings; Ships; New York (State)--Long Island; Missouri--Saint Louis; United States. Navy Department; Grand Army of the Republic; Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917; Morton, Paul, 1857-1911

Date: 1904-07-01

Letter from Charles W. Fairbanks to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Fairbanks accepts President Roosevelt's invitation to visit him in Oyster Bay.  Fairbanks will arrive after the Democratic National Convention is finished.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Letters; Meetings; New York (State)--Oyster Bay

Date: 1904-07-04

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

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James R. Sheffield invites President Roosevelt to talk about the Republican National Convention and information Sheffield learned about the political situation in New York.  Sheffield informs Roosevelt of his schedule and adds that the events of the Democratic National Convention make it likely that Roosevelt will be successful in the upcoming election.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Democratic National Convention; Presidents--Elections; Thanksgiving Day; New York (State); Michigan

Date: 1904-07-08

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