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Republican National Committee [1912 Taft presidential advertisement]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09670 Author/Creator: Republican National Committee Place Written: Indianapolis Type: Printed document Date: 26 October 1912 Pagination: 1 p. ; 34.5 x 26.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One presidential advertisement for Taft's reelection printed in the "Saturday Evening Post" dated October 26, 1912. The one-paged print out is an endorsement of William Howard Taft by the Republican National Committee. Text refers to candidate Woodrow Wilson as a "danger and William Howard Taft as "safety." It recalls the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act signed by Taft. It was given unwarranted critcism and proved to be beneficial for the economy in the long run.

Background Information: The U.S. presidential election of 1912 was between Democratic Governor Woodrow Wilson, incumbent Republican president William H. Taft and Theodore

People: Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Hilles, Charles, 1867-1949
Reynolds, James B., 1870-1948

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentElectionTaxes or Taxation

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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