Bull Moose Party
Progressive party Progressive party (U. S. History) The political party formed, chiefly out of the Republican party, by the adherents of Theodore Roosevelt in the presidential campaign of 1912. The name Progressive party was chosen at the meeting held on Aug. 7, 1912, when the candidates were nominated and the platform adopted. It was also known as the {Bull Moose Party}. Among the chief articles in the platform are those demanding direct primaries, preferential primaries for presidential nominations, direct election of United States senators, women's suffrage, and recall of judicial decisions in certain cases. In 1924 the label was also adopted by the party supporting the presidential campaign of Robert M. La Follette, and in 1948 it was also adopted by the party of Henry Wallace. The party is no longer (1998) considered a force in U. S. national politics. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + PJC ]

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  • Bull Moose Party — noun a former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose • Syn: ↑Progressive Party • Hypernyms: ↑party, ↑political party …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bull Moose — (U. S. Politics) (a) A follower of Theodore Roosevelt in the presidential campaign of 1912; a sense said to have originated from a remark made by Roosevelt on a certain occasion that he felt like a bull moose. [Cant] (b) The figure of a bull… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bull Moose — n. [so called from the symbol of the party] a member of the Progressive Party led by Theodore Roosevelt in the presidential campaign of 1912 …   English World dictionary

  • Bull Moose — Bull′ Moose′ n. gov a member of the Progressive Party under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt. Also called Bull′ Moos′er [[t]ˈmu sər[/t]] …   From formal English to slang

  • Bull Moose — noun Etymology: bull moose, emblem of the Progressive party of 1912 Date: 1912 a follower of Theodore Roosevelt in the United States presidential campaign of 1912 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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