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“Miss Democracy: ‘Lan’ Sakes, What’ll I Do With ‘Em?”

Clifford K. BerrymanNovember 7, 1912

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

This cartoon shows Miss Democracy, with the White House tucked under her arm, carrying figures representing the House and Senate. In the 1912 elections, Woodrow Wilson was elected president, and the Democratic party gained a commanding majority in the House and a slim majority in the Senate. The Democratic victories were the result of a split in Republican party ranks produced by Theodore Roosevelt's independent Progressive (Bull Moose) party candidacy.

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