After leaving his hand-picked successor, William Taft, in charge of the White House, Teddy Roosevelt traveled to Africa for a hunting trip. He intended to give his friend space to lead the country his own way. But keeping the progressive faction happy was more difficult than it seemed. Roosevelt's return to the US threatened the stability of the Republican Party and changed politics forever.
After one of the most decisive presidential victories of all time, Teddy Roosevelt promised not to seek a third term in office. But that didn't mean he was going away. Could Roosevelt's influence help keep Republicans in power?
So long, 1800s! The century of Jefferson, Jackson, and Lincoln was coming to an end. William McKinley's decisive victory in the last election affirmed the Gold Standard as voters' preferred solution to the latest economic depression. Would they want McKinley to stay and lead them into the Twentieth Century?