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Volume Listing > Volume 76 > Congressional insurgents of 1905

Harrison, Robert, 1944- "Congressional insurgents of 1905"

Congressional Insurgents of 1905: This article examines a rift in the Republican Party that opened in 1905-1906, when Speaker of the House Joseph G. Cannon (1836-1926) and President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) opposed one another on two key issues and both expected loyalty from rank and file House members. The issues of joint statehood for Arizona and New Mexico and the reduction of tariffs on goods imported from the Philippines forced a number of Republicans, including Wisconsin Congressman Henry C. Adams (1850-1906), to choose between their president and the leader of their caucus. The article reviews party politics, the parliamentary devices in which the adversaries engaged, and the dilemma that insurgents such as Adams faced. It concludes by connecting the 1905-1906 events with the better-known “Progressive revolt” of 1909-1912. (18 pages)

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Citation: Harrison, Robert, 1944- "Congressional insurgents of 1905" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 76 /Issue: 1 (1992-1993)

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