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Topics in Chronicling America - The Presidential Election of 1904: Roosevelt vs. Parker

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Important Dates:

  • June 21, 1904: The Republican National Convention begins in Chicago.
  • June 23, 1904: Theodore Roosevelt is nominated for the Presidency. Charles W. Fairbanks is named as his Vice Presidential running mate.
  • July 6, 1904: The Democratic National Convention begins in St. Louis.
  • July 9, 1904: Alton B. Parker is chosen as the Democratic nominee.
  • November 8, 1904: Roosevelt wins the general election.

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  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Theodore Roosevelt, Charles W. Fairbanks, Alton B. Parker, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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