The Election of 1912 and the Administration of Woodrow Wilson

The Election of 1912 and the Administration of Woodrow Wilson

by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
     
 
Only two candidates played a significant role in the four-way presidential campaign of 1912. The unusual thing about this was that neither of the two was the incumbent president, William Howard Taft. In 1908 Taft had been elected president with the support of Theodore Roosevelt; however, by 1912 the two men had broken, dividing the Republican Party. The liberal

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Only two candidates played a significant role in the four-way presidential campaign of 1912. The unusual thing about this was that neither of the two was the incumbent president, William Howard Taft. In 1908 Taft had been elected president with the support of Theodore Roosevelt; however, by 1912 the two men had broken, dividing the Republican Party. The liberal governor of New Jersey, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was the Democratic Party's choice, while Roosevelt campaigned as the candidate of the Progressive, or Bull Moose, Party. In The Election of 1912 and the Administration of Woodrow Wilson, noted historian and Wilson biographer August Heekscher provides an overview of this crucial election.

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Gr 8 Up-Each of these well-organized titles begins with an introduction by Schlesinger describing the electoral process and how it has changed over time. The first chapter presents an overview of the issues in each election and the candidates. Pivotal campaign (and other) speeches and party platforms are included, along with a "Facts at a Glance" section about the winning candidate, his vice president and cabinet, notable events during the administration, and a map of the election results. Later chapters include inaugural addresses, presidential speeches and letters, and important events in the administration. Further reading suggestions are broken down into general reference, political Americana, and specific titles about the president. While Russell Freedman's Lincoln: A Photobiography (Clarion, 1987) gives a more complete picture of the man and his presidency, there is much that report writers will appreciate in these thorough and attractive volumes.-Ann Joslin, Erie County Public Library, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590843581
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Major Presidential Elections and Administrations Series
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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