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The Journey to the Election of 1912
Transcript of The Journey to the Election of 1912
The Four Candidates and Parties
William Howard Taft -Republican- Wanted reserved public land, and more anti-trust.
Theodore Roosevelt -Progressive- They wanted tariff reduction, woman suffrage, more regulation of business, a child labor ban, an eight hour work day, a federal workers' compensation system, and the direct election of senators.
Woodrow Wilson -Democrat- Enforce anti-trust laws without threatening e economic competition.
Eugene V. Debs -Socialists- He wanted Public ownership of farms, factories, and more businesses that treat workers differently.
Who Won and Why?
Woodrow Wilson won in the election of 1912. Wilson won because the republican votes were split between Taft and TR. Wilson had 435 votes (electoral), Roosevelt had 88 (electoral), and Taft had 8 (electoral) votes. Even though Debs didn't get any electoral votes he got 6% of the popular vote.
The significance of TR being shot
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LEQ: What happened in the election of 1912
Who were the four candidates and their parties?
Who won the election and why did he win?
What was the significance of TR being shot?
Blue: Woodrow Wilson
Yellow: Theodore Roosevelt
Red: William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft
Eugene V. Debs
Theodore Roosevelt being shot showed that he was a strong man. TR was in the middle of a speech when he was shot. He showed the audience, and continued on with his speech. "Friends, I ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." Theodore Roosevelt said that after he was shot. A bullet was lodged into TR lung for a hour and a half before seeking medical aid.
Theodore Roosevelt's blood stained shirt