Progressive Party


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Progressive Party a former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Progressive party (U. S. History) The political party formed, chiefly out of the Republican party, by the adherents of Theodore Roosevelt in the presidential campaign of 1912. The name Progressive party was chosen at the meeting held on Aug. 7, 1912, when the candidates were nominated and the platform adopted. It was also known as the Bull Moose Party. Among the chief articles in the platform are those demanding direct primaries, preferential primaries for presidential nominations, direct election of United States senators, women's suffrage, and recall of judicial decisions in certain cases. In 1924 the label was also adopted by the party supporting the presidential campaign of Robert M. La Follette, and in 1948 it was also adopted by the party of Henry Wallace. The party is no longer (1998) considered a force in U. S. national politics.
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  • John Stuart Mill
    “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    “I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”


In literature:

We cannot trace the progress of the several parties in boats and sledges.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
So again the party advanced, and made such progress that before evening the hills they hoped to reach appeared in sight.
"The Young Rajah" by W.H.G. Kingston
On the sidewalk in front of the notion store a belated Christmas party was in progress.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Our party at starting numbered five, but grew as we progressed.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was a progressive, and the reform party had made him a deputy.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The Jamaica Bill was an autocratic measure, which served still further to discredit Lord Melbourne with the party of progress.
"Lord John Russell" by Stuart J. Reid
That evening, just as the tea-party was in full progress, somebody came for Dr.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Hence its members in Parliament belong to the Liberal or the Labour party, and they sit as Progressives on London local bodies.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
One time I belong Progressive Party in Japan.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
However, from time to time, as space-ships became perfected and more common, parties from many of the more progressive planets did call.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
At once there begins a progressive party.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
And the reason was even more alarming than the fact; the Progressive Party almost faded off the map in the election of 1914.
"Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements" by Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan
The Progressive party with woman suffrage as one of its cardinal principles had polled 4,119,507 votes.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
This year marked the high tide of the Progressive party in Massachusetts.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
In spite of their utmost efforts, Mr. Hardy's party had made slower progress than they had anticipated.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
The dinner, as it progresses, assumes the air of a big family party of good bohemians.
"The Real Latin Quarter" by F. Berkeley Smith
The most stunned and bewildered man of the party while the painful interview was in progress was Dr. Bayard.
"'Laramie;'" by Charles King
The Min party was at once driven out and replaced by new officials chosen from the progressive faction.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The snow lay in deep drifts in many parts of the mountain, and the progress of the little party became daily slower as they ascended.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
In Germany the party of progress was triumphant.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe

In poetry:

Cool, and free from party strife,
Friend of progress steady—
O'er thy editorial life
Watcheth dame and lady.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

The DISTRICT to hold annual Progressive Party .
Progressive party losing its clout.
Vermont's Progressive Party may not be able to maintain its major party status for the 2011-12 biennium.
1948 elections and the Progressive Party .
(Host) Commentator Ellen David Friedman takes a look a back at third party candidates and the roots of the Progressive Party .
Glenn Beck and the Republican Party scored big in the midterm elections by attacking progressive values – even, it seems, the very concept of the federal government.
In any event, I would be interested in seeing an someone try to argue that one of the key elements in the alienation of Catholics from the Democratic Party and progressive politics in general was NOT race.
There's a reason he left the GOP to lead the Progressive Party.
New Progressive Party, Jerry Guillen/AP Photo.
The party is open to all and will include lighting the menorah, whose candles are lit progressively each night during the holiday.
Meet a pair of California DNC delegate brothers who want a more progressive party.
The Serbian Progressive Party, the country's biggest opposition group, said it will organize protests against alleged vote-rigging in May 6 parliamentary and presidential elections.
Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang, right, speaks during a press conference held to mark International Human Rights Day in Taipei yesterday.
The Daily Progress reports that the $120,000 party this weekend has sold 1,400 of the 2,000 tickets officials had hoped to sell.
Since the cost and work are shared, you'll find that a progressive dinner party is an inexpensive, easy, and fun way to entertain.

In science:

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Incompatibility of trends in multi-year estimates from the American Community Survey