The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)

by: History SparkNotes

The Taft Presidency: 1909–1912

In the end, the Roosevelt-Taft feud split the Republican Party and gave Wilson an easy win. Wilson received 435 electoral votes to Roosevelt’s eighty-eight and Taft’s eight. In a surprisingly strong showing, the Socialist candidate, Debs, managed to win nearly a million popular votes.