Election of 1912

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The election of 1912 was a unique election because of three reasons. The first reason why the election of 1912 was unique was that it was the first time a party had split to form a third party to elect a certain nomine. The second reason why the election of 1912 was unique was because it was the first election that a previous president had run for reelection as a third party candidate. The third reason why the election of 1912 was unique was because it was the first election that a third party had a popular candidate for president. Because of these three reasons, the election of 1912 was a very unique election. The election of 1912 was a unique election because it was the first time that a party had split to form a third party to elect a certain nomine. The newly formed Progressive Party had split from the Republican Party after Theodore Roosevelt hadn’t received his nomination from the Republican Party. The Progressive Party had many of the same beliefs that Theodore Roosevelt had which made it seem like Roosevelt’s own party. The Progressive Party had mainly been created to take support away from Taft and give Roosevelt a second chance for the presidency. The election of 1912 was a unique election because the Progressive Party had been created to elect Theodore Roosevelt as the President. The election of 1912 was a unique election because it had a previous president as their third party candidate. Theodore Roosevelt was a previous president who was looking to replace Taft as president. To replace Taft, Roosevelt first tried to be nominated by the Republican Party but was too late because much of the party had given support to Taft. Roosevelt then helps create the Progressive Party and make it a popular third party. The Progressive Party had split from the Republican Party and soon nominated Theodore Roosevelt. The election of 1912 was a unique election because Theodore Roosevelt had been nominated by the newly formed Progressive Party.

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