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The sea-serpent season upon us again

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A "Sensation Press" reporter stands on the shore near "Gray Gables," Grover Cleveland's summer home at Cape Cod, pointing to a sea serpent labeled "3d Term Twaddle." Caption: The latest and most improbable feat of the sensation-newspaper man's imagination.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Term of office; Sea monsters; Beaches; Journalists; Massachusetts--Gray Gables; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1895-07-31

Their nightmare

Description:

David B. Hill and Charles F. Crisp lie awake in a bed, suffering the nightmare of a spirit dragon labeled "Third Term."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Presidents--Term of office; Nightmares; Dragons; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Crisp, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1845-1896

Date: 1895-10-02

President Roosevelt and a second term

Description:

Newspaper article supporting a statement from President Roosevelt that he wouldn't seek the Republican presidential nomination in 1904 unless he has an endorsement from the people.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Presidents--Public opinion; Presidents--Term of office; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893

Date: 1901?

Long says Roosevelt

Description:

John Davis Long expects President Roosevelt to receive the Republican nomination in 1904 and to be reelected. He believes third term sentiment will be a disadvantage for Grover Cleveland, who would lose a general election to Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Presidents--Election; Presidents--Term of office; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Long, John Davis, 1838-1915; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917

Date: 1903-05-13?

Roosevelt

Description:

Score and lyrics, composed by A. Etta Morrill, for a song written for President Roosevelt's second presidential term, honoring his achievements and the moral character of his family. Sheet music arranged by Chas. L. Johnson.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Achievements (Heraldry); Families--Moral and ethical aspects; Presidents--Term of office; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1905

Telegram from William H. Taft to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Secretary of War Taft writes that liberals and insurgents have agreed to the terms discussed, but he worries about moderates and Tomás Estrada Palma. Taft hopes President Roosevelt might send a telegram at once to Palma asking him to make a sacrifice for his country and remain as president. Taft is meeting with Palma later tonight and will telegraph after. 

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: American Occupation of Cuba (1906-1909); Insurgency; Cubans--Politics and government; Liberals; Presidents--Decision making; Presidents--Term of office; Meetings; Cuba; Estrada Palma, Tomás, 1835-1908

Date: 1906-09-24

The martyr

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt, with halo, kneels on a burning pyre and is tied to a stake labeled "III Term" by tape labeled "Popularity Party Pressure." A crowd of on-lookers cheers in the background. Caption: "I can conceive of a situation that would compel Mr. Roosevelt, no matter how painful it might be, to accept a third term."--Attorney-General Moody.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Martyrs; Presidents--Term of office; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917

Date: 1906-11-21

Theodore

Description:

This score and lyrics celebrate President Roosevelt during his second term as president. Praises sung include his efforts to build the Panama Canal, railroad trust-busting, hunting, and his Russo-Japanese War peace negotiations. The final page contains a sheet music sample for "Little One Good Bye."

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Presidents--Term of office; Peace; Antitrust law; Railroads; Hunting; Panama--Panama Canal; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1907

Will he knock it out?

Description:

Roosevelt, carrying his big stick, exits the White House and approaches a figure on the porch who is wearing a shirt emblazoned with "third term rumor." Roosevelt rolls up his sleeve to fight, surprising the figure, who says "Eh, what? Your dearest friend too!" The commentary here is on whether or not Roosevelt will knock out rumors that he would seek a third term.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Rumor; Bears; Presidents--Term of office; Teddy bears; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1907

March of the teddy bears

Description:

Sheet music for "The March of the Teddy Bears," an instrumental march. The cover features three teddy bears marching with rifles over their shoulder. A statement at the top of the cover indicates that the piece was written in hopes of stirring public sentiment for President Roosevelt to run for a third term in 1908.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Marches; Teddy bears; Presidents--Term of office; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1907

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