Progressive party. (U. S. Politics)
political party formed, chiefly out of the Republican party, by the
adherents of Theodore Roosevelt in the presidential campaign of 1912.
The name Progressive party was chosen at the meeting held on
Aug. 7, 1912, when the candidates were nominated and the platform
adopted. Among the chief articles in the platform are those demanding
direct primaries, preferential primaries for presidential nominations,
direct election of United States senators, women's suffrage, and
recall of judicial decisions in certain cases.
© Webster 1913.