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?
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.
In 1904, Democrats were torn between their progressive and conservative factions as they faced an erratic Republican president. Sound familiar? Let’s see how this one turned out!
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?