Bull Moose Party

Bull Moose Party was the nickname for the Progressive Party, formed in 1912 by former president Theodore Roosevelt after he lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to his former protégé, President William Howard Taft. The moniker “Bull Moose Party” arose after journalists quoted Roosevelt saying that he felt “fit as a bull moose” following an assassination attempt on the campaign trail shortly after the new party was formed.

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