The Election of 1912 & American Imperialism

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The Election of 1912 & American Imperialism

Party descriptions and results from the election of 1912 and American Imperialism in the world.


Lecture number:
8
Pages:
5
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
Edition:
3

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HIST 106 1st Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture OUTLINE FOR THE LECTURE ON THE PROGRESSIVE ERA: Who Were the Progressives? • What beliefs did Progressives share? • Who promoted Progressivism? • What problems did Progressives want to fix? • Who were the Progressives? Progressives and Politicians • Theodore Roosevelt—the first Progressive President Arbitrating disputes between labor and industry Trustbusting Industrial regulation Conservation • The Election of 1912 Taft vs. Roosevelt Roosevelt and the Progressive Party Woodrow Wilson Eugene V. Debs • Woodrow Wilson’s “New Freedom” (We may not get to everything; if we don’t, we’ll finish talking about the Progressives at the beginning of next Tuesday’s class.) Outline of Current Lecture OUTLINE FOR THE LECTURE ON PROGRESSIVES AND POLITICIANS: • Theodore Roosevelt—the first Progressive President Arbitrating disputes between labor and industry Trustbusting Industrial regulation Conservation • The Election of 1912 Taft vs. Roosevelt Roosevelt and the Progressive Party Woodrow Wilson Eugene V. Debs • Woodrow Wilson’s “New Freedom” Then we’ll move on to the lecture on American Imperialism. OUTLINE FOR THE LECTURE ON AMERICAN IMPERIALISM: • “The White Man’s Burden” & Changing Ideas of Empire Hawaii • The Spanish-American War Cuba The Philippines • Policing the Hemisphere “Big Stick” Diplomacy Panama Canal, 1903 Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine Taft and Dollar Diplomacy Wilson and Practical Idealism The Mexican Revolution Current Lecture 1. Election of 1912 a. Taft vs Roosevelt i. Taft’s leadership divides republican party ii. Roosevelt is on safari during Taft’s presidency and starts receiving letters from progressives that Taft was not following Roosevelt’s old plans 1. Returns home in 1910 to directly challenge Taft in 1912 election iii. Traditional Republican party selects Taft b. Roosevelt and the progressive party i. Wanted regulations and a lot of government involvement ii. Progressive republican party nominates Roosevelt and takes on “New Nationalism” 1. Women suffrage 2. 8 hour workday 3. Prohibition of child labor 4. Minimum wage 5. Stricter corporate regulation c. Woodrow Wilson i. Democrats see split republican party as a chance to win presidency for first time in 20 years 1. Nominate Woodrow Wilson 2. Expresses independence from main stream party politics 3. Saw Roosevelt as main competitor and said he was the actual progressive a. “New Freedom” d. Eugene V Debs i. Socialist nominee for 1912 election ii. Appealed to urban voters and immigrants



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