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Insurgents,

in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpattersstandpatters,
in U.S. history, term used early in the 20th cent. to designate conservatives in the Republican party as against the Insurgents or progressive Republicans.
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 controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariffPayne-Aldrich Tariff Act,
1909, passed by the U.S. Congress. It was the first change in tariff laws since the Dingley Act of 1897; the issue had been ignored by President Theodore Roosevelt.
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 and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. CannonCannon, Joseph Gurney,
1836–1926, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1903–11), b. Guilford co., N.C. A lawyer in Illinois, Cannon served as a Republican in Congress from 1873 to 1923, except for the years 1891–93 and 1913–15, when first the
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. Many—but by no means all—of them joined the 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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Bibliography

See K. W. Hechler, Insurgency (1940, repr. 1970).

References in classic literature ?
While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war-- seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation.
All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway; at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below.
TO THE HONORABLE THE COMMANDER OF THE INSURGENT CHIVALRY OF ENGLAND: YOU fight in vain.
Even in our own days, when morals are better understood, an execution, a bruising match, a riot, or a meeting of radical reformers, collects, at considerable hazard to themselves, immense crowds of spectators, otherwise little interested, except to see how matters are to be conducted, or whether the heroes of the day are, in the heroic language of insurgent tailors, flints or dunghills.
And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him, and deposed him out of life.
In a little while they were being constructed not only by governments and local authorities, but by robber bands, by insurgent committees, by every type of private person.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 11 (ANI): At least 22 insurgents have been killed in ground and air operations conducted by the Afghan forces across the country.
THE Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday said it had begun Operation RUWAN WUTA IV in furtherance of its offensive to root out remnants of Boko Haram insurgents from Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad region.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of military operation Major General Rogers Nicholas said late on Saturday, the Nigerian Army completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents in the restive Northeast parts of the country.
QUETTA -- Approximately 200 insurgents lay down their arms in Turbat during a ceremony attended by Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan Abdul Qudus Bizenjo and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Bajwa.
The provincial government media office in a statement said a lecturer of the agriculture institute and a student were kidnapped b the Taliban insurgents from an area between Bati Kot and Jalalabad two days ago.
The incident happened last evening in Mirza Oland village after the insurgents seized control of the area, said Sar-e-Pul governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat as violence continues to increase in the country.