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Progressive party is the name of a number of political parties in the United States and in several countries around the world. Progressive parties are or have been “left of center” parties. They are usually statists, because they advocate actively using the power of government in all manner of public policy areas including ecology. Theodore Roosevelt, who is generally viewed as a Progressive though he initially entered the White House as a Republican, became the president of the United States on September 14, 1901, following the assassination of President William McKinley (1843–1901). He was elected to his own term as president in 1904. In 1912, Roosevelt made another bid for the presidency and created the “Bull Moose Party,” or the United States Progressive Party. The ...

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