Button, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904


In 1901, just six months into his term as vice president, Theodore Roosevelt became president due to the assassination of President William McKinley. Roosevelt ran for a full term in 1904 and chose Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana to be his vice president. Roosevelt’s victory over the Democratic ticket of Alton Parker and Henry Davis was the first time someone who had ascended to the office upon the death of the president won a term in his own right. Socialist candidates Eugene V. Debs and Benjamin Hanford finished a distant third in 1904, Debs’s second attempt to win the White House.

Date Made: 1904Associated Date: 1904

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.315264.1025

Object Name: button

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-51fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1844449

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