Activity 2 -- Election of 1912 -- Research
Use the following Guided Questions to guide your research as you examine the different websites provided.
  1. Explain the growing division in the Republican party during the Taft Administration.
  2. Describe how Teddy Roosevelt come to oppose Taft for President in 1912. Include the Republican nomination challenge as well as the creation of the Bull Moose Party.
  3. Explain why Roosevelt did not run for reelection in 1908.
  4. Describe the four candidates, the major issues of the time and the candidates' positions.
  5. Analyze the results of the election keeping in mind the role of the 3rd parties involved.

Websites to visit:
Roosevelt Forms Bull Moose Party Video
Electoral College Result
Primary, Convention and Election Information
Create your own Party Platform for 1912