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Response to cyberpj (Reply #49)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:45 PM

50. We've had THREE, count 'em, THREE Progressive Parties! NOW IS THE TIME for another!

American Heritage Dictionary: Progressive

1.A U.S. political party that was organized by Republican insurgents in 1911 and supported the presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt in 1912. Also called Bull Moose Party.

2.A U.S. political party organized in 1924 that supported the presidential candidacy of Robert M. La Follette and was active in Wisconsin until 1946.

3.A U.S. political party formed in 1948 to support the presidential candidacy of Henry A. Wallace.

The first Progressive Party, known as the Bull Moose Party, was organized in 1911. The second was assembled in 1924; it nominated as its presidential candidate Robert La Follette, who received 17 of the national vote on a platform calling for a housecleaning of executive departments, public control of natural resources, public ownership of the railways, and tax reduction. The party dissolved upon La Follette's death in 1925. The third Progressive Party, founded in 1947 by Henry Wallace, differed from the previous groups in its focus on foreign affairs; it favoured a conciliatory policy toward the Soviet Union. Though Wallace received more than one million votes in the 1948 election, the party was never again influential.

Although these parties were related only in name, their supporters were similar in their liberalism and their dissatisfaction with the Republicans and Democrats.


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