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Book Discussion on Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party ...
Sidney Milkis, politics professor at the University of Virginia, recounts Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign for the presidency in 1912 and his leadership of the Progressive Party. The author examines the political tenets of Roosevelt and his party’s platform, which included social and political reform. Mr. Milkis' talk was followed by comments with William Schambra, director of the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and Ronald Pestritto, associate political science professor at Hillsdale College. The event was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.1,031 views
Theodore Roosevelt and the 1912 Presidential Election
Panelists talked about Theodore Roosevelt’s failed run for the Presidency in 1912 as a third party candidate from the Progressive Party. He had been the 26th President from 1901 through 1909, but chose not to seek another term. Initially he supported his successor, William Howard Taft. But after several policy disagreements, Roosevelt ran against Taft as a third party candidate from the Progressive or Bull Moose Party.1,015 views