Question - What did the Bull Moose Party stand for?

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The Progressive Party was popularly nicknamed the "Bull Moose Party" since Roosevelt often said that he felt "strong as a bull moose" both before and after an assassination attempt on the campaign trail. The party's platform built on Roosevelt's Square Deal domestic program and called for several progressive reforms. Democratic Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey unseated incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft and defeated former President Theodore Roosevelt, who ran as the Progressive Party ("Bull Moose") nominee. Questioned by reporters, Roosevelt said he felt as strong as a “bull moose. ” Thenceforth known as the “Bull Moose Party, ” the Progressives promised to increase federal regulation and protect the welfare of ordinary people. a movement for women against alcohol. they felt that alcohol was what lead to sin. The Republicans were badly split in the 1912 election, so Roosevelt broke away forming his own Progressive Party (or Bull Moose Party because he was "fit as a bull moose").

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Party_(United_States,_1912)

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressivism

Progressivism is a political philosophy in support of social reform. It is based on the idea of progress in which advancements in science, technology, economic development and social organization are vital to the improvement of the human condition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era

Henry George was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements.

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What were the reasons for the split of the Republican Party? Taft supporters maneuvered to replace Roosevelt delegates with Taft delegates in a number of delegations. Republican Progressives refused to vote and formed a new third party called the progressive party. Nominated Roosevelt for President.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factions_in_the_Republican_Party_(United_States)

Progressive Republicans Historically, the Republican Party included a progressive wing that advocated using government to improve the problems of modern society. After Roosevelt's 1912 defeat, the progressive wing of the party went into decline.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_Theodore_Roosevelt

A Republican, he ran for and won by a landslide a four-year term as president in 1904. He was succeeded by his protégé and chosen successor, William Howard Taft. A Progressive reformer, Roosevelt earned a reputation as a "trust buster" through his regulatory reforms and antitrust prosecutions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)

The term "Grand Old Party" is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party and the abbreviation "GOP" is a commonly used designation. The term originated in 1875 in the Congressional Record, referring to the party associated with the successful military defense of the Union as "this gallant old party".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ˈro? z? v? lt/ ROH-z? -velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

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The Bull Moose or Progressive Party was a third party; created by Theodore Roosevelt after loosing the election to William H. Taft in the election of 1912.

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Roosevelt decided to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 1912 because of progressives' disillusionment with Taft. Why was the election of 1912 significant? In 1912, after the Republicans renominated Taft, Roosevelt's supporters bolted the convention, formed the Progressive party, and nominated Roosevelt.

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Progressives angry with Taft because tariffs raise price of goods. Tariff= tax on foreign goods. Progressive political party formed by Roosevelt to run for president against Taft in 1912. Split Republican Party in two.

https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/1912-election

Wilson handily defeated Taft and Roosevelt winning 435 of the 531 available electoral votes. Wilson also won 42% of the popular vote, while his nearest challenger, Roosevelt, won just 27%.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose

A moose (Alces alces; called elk in Europe) is a large deer. Some authorities put the American moose in a different species, Alces americanus. A male moose is called a bull, a female moose is called a cow, and a young moose is called a calf. Moose usually live in areas with lakes, marshes and swamps.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Deal

Square Deal. {{About||the tile game|Square Deal (game)|the employment practices of George Roosevelt's domestic program, which reflected his three major goals: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.