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Progressive Party (1912) (1912-1920)



  • Existence: 1912 - 1920

The Progressive Party was a third party in the United States formed in 1912 by former president Theodore Roosevelt after he lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to his former protégé and conservative rival, incumbent president William Howard Taft. The new party was known for taking advanced positions on progressive and populist reforms and attracting leading national reformers. After the party's defeat in the 1912 presidential election, it went into rapid decline in elections until 1918, disappearing by 1920.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Progressive Party (1912) records

Identifier: MS-260
Overview Progressive Pary (1912) Records. The collection contains letters, addresses, memos, transcription of speeches, clippings, newsletters and printed material related to the Progressive Pary founded in 1912. Of note is mimeographed copy of the National Party Platform including Nixon's Record.