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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1908 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 03, 1908 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 03, 1908 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1909 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1913 - 12:00pm
Turnout 19.53% Total Population
ContributorNothing wrong, just gone
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 08:29am
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
Unlike most presidents, Theodore Roosevelt was more aggressive during his second term as President. After winning a term of his own, he embarked on a series of reform measures which often led him to oppose the Republican Congress. Roosevelt gradually drifted to the left politically, and there was some speculation that he might break a 1904 promise not to run for President again.

Roosevelt’s foreign policy emphasized that the United States was a player on the world political scene. He was instrumental in bringing the Russian and Japanese governments together to draft a treaty ending the war between the two nations in 1905. He was also involved in the international acceptance of Japan’s occupation of Korea. After that point, relations with Japan deteriorated. It looked like the USA would be going to war against Japan. Roosevelt decided to send the American fleet on a cruise around the world – a bold stroke that paid off because the Japanese government became less belligerent.

TR’s most successful domestic program involved the conservation of western lands. Working with Gifford Pinchot, he succeeded in dramatically increasing the amount of western acreage in federal reserves (from 45 million acres in 1901 to 195 million acres in 1909).

One of the most troubling incidents for the Roosevelt administration was the Brownsville shootings. Some black soldiers from the 25th Infantry became angered by treatment by the residents of Brownsville TX, so on the night of 8/3/

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/08/1904
NameTheodore Roosevelt Votes7,626,593 (56.41%)
Term03/04/1905 - 03/04/1909 Margin2,543,695 (+18.82%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1912
NameWoodrow Wilson Votes6,293,152 (41.84%)
Term03/04/1913 - 03/04/1917 Margin2,173,945 (+14.45%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 04, 1908 US President - R Primaries William Howard Taft
Jun 04, 1908 US President - D Primaries Unpledged
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Name Secretary of War William Howard Taft Rep. William Jennings Bryan Eugene V. Debs Eugene Wilder Chafin Thomas L. Hisgen Rep. Thomas E. Watson August Gillhaus
PartyRepublican Democratic Socialist Prohibition Independence Populist Socialist Labor
Website [Website]
Uncertified Votes7,676,258 (51.58%) 6,406,801 (43.05%) 420,380 (2.83%) 252,821 (1.70%) 82,537 (0.56%) 28,376 (0.19%) 14,018 (0.09%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,269,457 (-8.53%) -7,255,878 (-48.75%) -7,423,437 (-49.88%) -7,593,721 (-51.02%) -7,647,882 (-51.39%) -7,662,240 (-51.48%)
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AENM Angry Russian
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
F Blue Republican
R TurnerforCongress
LPC Dr. King Schultz
D La Fayette
POP None
LBT Silver Dime
J Dr. Cynic
DL Some say...
MFL Juan Croniqueur
IndP 6921
D William Randolph Hearst
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Name Davidson Faction Republican Daniel Braxton Turney Others  
PartyIndependent Republican United Christian Independent  
Website  
Uncertified Votes987 (0.01%) 461 (0.00%) 100 (0.00%)  
Margin-7,675,271 (-51.57%) -7,675,797 (-51.58%) -7,676,158 (-51.58%)  
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