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Badge, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904

Badge, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904

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In 1901, just six months into his term as vice president, Theodore Roosevelt became president upon the assassination of President William McKinley. As the Republican candidate, Roosevelt ran for a full term in 1904 and chose Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana as his running mate. Roosevelt’s victory over his Democratic challengers 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 also ran in 1904, Debs’s second attempt to win the White House.
Object Name
Ribbon
Object Type
ribbon
date made
1904
associated date
1865
associated person
Lincoln, Abraham
ID Number
PL.238841.13
catalog number
238841.13
accession number
238841
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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