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Topics in Chronicling America - The Presidential Election of 1904: Roosevelt vs. Parker

Although Teddy Roosevelt easily won the Republican nomination for the 1904 presidential election, an internal party debate prevented his chosen running mate from receiving the Vice Presidential nomination. President Roosevelt then went on to win in a landslide victory. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.


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Important Dates:

  • June 21, 1904: The Republican National Convention begins in Chicago.
  • June 23, 1904: Theodore Roosevelt is nominated for the Presidency. Charles W. Fairbanks is named as his Vice Presidential running mate.
  • July 6, 1904: The Democratic National Convention begins in St. Louis.
  • July 9, 1904: Alton B. Parker is chosen as the Democratic nominee.
  • November 8, 1904: Roosevelt wins the general election.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Theodore Roosevelt, Charles W. Fairbanks, Alton B. Parker, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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