In Theodore Roosevelt's later years, he became more extreme in his views. His eventual break from the Republican Party had massive effects on the political alignment of the nation. But was this sudden shift motivated by principle... or ego?
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Theodore Roosevelt, Pt. I: The Moderate
President Theodore Roosevelt is remembered as a progressive hero, but that only tells half the story. His legacy is best understood as a series of moderate advances meant to keep true "radicals" at bay.
1916 – WOODROW WILSON VS CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Woodrow Wilson was the first Democratic president since Grover Cleveland, and the first Southern president since Andrew Johnson. But his victory was a result of Theodore Roosevelt’s split with the Republican Party. Could Wilson hold onto power while keeping the US out of Europe's Great War?