Today in History: Progressive/Bull Moose Party

The call
Today in History–June 22–the Library of Congress features the birth of the Progressive Party on this day in 1912. Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the Bull Moose Party promised to increase federal regulation and protect the welfare of ordinary citizens. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources.

Bull Moose image set

Bull Moose Trails (book, 1912) by Annie Hall

Progressive Party image set

National Progressive Convention, Chicago August 6, 1912 photo

State platform. National progressive party of the State of New York. Adopted by the State convention, Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1912. New York 1912

Theodore Roosevelt 1912 campaign audio recordings

TR at Fargo, N.D., during Progressive campaign, 1912 (film)

TR speaking at [Pueblo] Colorado, 1912 (film)

Select articles from Chronicling America Historical Newspaper Collection

Progressive party historical newspaper coverage

Bull moose party historical newspaper coverage

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