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The 1912 Campaign

January 02, 1912
Source: National Archives

In the presidential election of 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt's ran as a third-party candidate from the Progressive Party, commonly known as the Bull Moose Party.  He and Woodrow Wilson contended fiercely for the support of reform-minded voters. Roosevelt believed the federal government should act as a “trustee” for the American people, controlling and supervising the economy in the public interest.

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