Bull Moose party


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Bull Moose party:

see Progressive partyProgressive party,
in U.S. history, the name of three political organizations, active, respectively, in the presidential elections of 1912, 1924, and 1948. Election of 1912
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Millard Fillmore switched from Whig to the American or Know-Nothing party and Theodore Roosevelt went from Republican to the Progressive or Bull Moose Party.
But from 1904 until his death the Springfield was a constant companion on hunting trips while he was President; throughout his long African sojourn for moose and caribou (remember his Bull Moose Party in the 1912 election?); and to the Amazon in 1916, an expedition from which he never quite recovered and is considered responsible for his early death in 1919.
Skidmore's very readable history of Social Security is most interestingly a history of those who have opposed it--from the time of its inclusion in the Bull Moose Party platform through its passage in 1935 (and the ensuing fire storm in the '36 presidential election), from the anti-Medicare campaign to the more recent privatization movement.