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Bull Moose Party Explained

Bull Moose Party at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

U.S. dissident political faction that nominated former president T. Roosevelt for the presidency in 1912. It was formed by Sen. R. La Follette in 1911 as the National Republican Progressive League, in opposition to the conservatism of the Republican Party controlled by Pres. W. H. Taft. The party derived its name from the characteristics of strength and vigor that Roosevelt used to describe himself. In 1912 Roosevelt won 25% of the popular vote, but this allowed the Democrat, W. Wilson, to win the election. The party gradually dissolved, and the Republicans were reunited in 1916. See also Progressive Party.

Bull Moose Party at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Bull Moose Party
n : a former political party in the United States; founded by
Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of
1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose [syn: {Progressive
Party}]