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Known as the "Bull Moose Party" but formally the "Progressive Party," was formed by former-president Teddy Roosevelt when he was frozen out of the Republican presidential nomination in 1912. The platform's main theme was reversing the domination of politics by big business, which they claimed controlled the Republicans' and Democrats' parties, alike. The Progressive's platform called for:

  • Strict limits and disclosure requirements on political campaign contributions
  • Registration of lobbyists
  • Recording and publication of all Congressional committee proceedings
  • A National Health Service to include all existing government medical agencies.
  • Social Insurance to provide for the elderly, the unemployed, and the disabled
  • A minimum wage for women
  • An eight-hour workday
  • A federal securities department
  • Farm relief
  • Worker's compensation for work-related injuries
  • An inheritance tax
  • A Constitutional amendment to allow a Federal income tax

Social Security, the Securities & Exchange Commission, Workman's comp, and a national minimum wage are a few of the platform issues that are in effect today.
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