Theodore Roosevelt gets elected during the 1912 election: What Happens to The United States?

Simply put, what happens to the United States if Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party wins in the United States 1912 presidential election?
For this scenario, we'll discuss both what Roosevelt does and what doesn't happen because Woodrow Wilson isn't elected.

Before we get into what President Roosevelt does, let's clear out what isn't accomplished. First, Wilson's "The New Freedom" individualist policy isn't proposed in government. Wilson's break-up of large corporate entities never is put in a government proposal. Not much else mainly because both Roosevelt and Wilson shared same progressive policies in their campaign.

After Roosevelt is elected because of some reason (as I'm only going over what happens to America and not why Wilson never wins,) a strong, federal government is put into play under the Progressive Party's "The New Nationalism" policy that believed in a strong, central, bureaucratic government. Under this platform, human welfare, as explicitly stated by Roosevelt, is put over property rights. Roosevelt's government plays a key factor in regulating American capitalist enterprises. Government economic agencies take up this regulations role. He also puts industry (such as manufacturing) as the head of US economy, keeping such things as agriculture in tow of manufacturing.

Socioeconomic policies, as a result of The New Nationalism platform, are very different. Labor laws are put into place such as work-days, anti-child labor laws, worker entitlement to injury insurance at their job, social insurance, and more. Very advanced for his time. Of course, many of these laws would be unacceptable to Congress. But, in a whole different world where Congress passes these laws, the United States wouldn't be very frightened of such concepts as communism and socialism and many other beliefs in leftism. If we are looking very far into the future, the First Red Scare is even more unlikely after the Progressive footprint on the nation as a whole.

While some of the theories in this may seem a bit far-fetched, it'll be known that the Progressive Party would have turned both US history and world history to a different way because of the Progressive platform and Theodore Roosevelt's policies.

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(A Republican cartoon about Roosevelt's new political views.)
 
Theodore Roosevelt getting elected president in 1912 is plausible--but only if he wins the Republican presidential nomination. There is just no way he can win a three-way race as the Progressive candidate. All Wilson had to do was to win the mnimum "normal" Democratic vote to win in a race against divided opposition. TR's big problem as a third party candidate in 1912 in OTL is that he was unable to make serious inroads into the Democratic vote. (There were a few prominent Democrats who backed him, like the famed Tammany Hall orator Bourke Cockran, and Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver, but that was about it.)
 
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Theodore Roosevelt getting elected president in 1912 is plausible--but only if he wins the Republican presidential nomination. There is just no way he can win a three-way race as the Progressive candidate. All Wilson had to do was to win the mnimum "normal" Democratic vote to win in a race against divided opposition. TR's big problem as a third party candidate in 1912 in OTL is that he was unable to make serious inroads into the Democratic vote. There were a few prominent Democrats who backed him, like the famed Tammany Hall orator Bourke Cockran, and Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver, but that was about it.)
Yes, good point of his sorta plausible way of winning - but I did say I wasn't going to say why Wilson never won. All I was going over was if he won by any reason possible. Still, good point.
 

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Simply put, what happens to the United States if Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party wins in the United States 1912 presidential election?
For this scenario, we'll discuss both what Roosevelt does and what doesn't happen because Woodrow Wilson isn't elected.

Before we get into what President Roosevelt does, let's clear out what isn't accomplished. First, Wilson's "The New Freedom" individualist policy isn't proposed in government. Wilson's break-up of large corporate entities never is put in a government proposal. Not much else mainly because both Roosevelt and Wilson shared same progressive policies in their campaign.

After Roosevelt is elected because of some reason (as I'm only going over what happens to America and not why Wilson never wins,) a strong, federal government is put into play under the Progressive Party's "The New Nationalism" policy that believed in a strong, central, bureaucratic government. Under this platform, human welfare, as explicitly stated by Roosevelt, is put over property rights. Roosevelt's government plays a key factor in regulating American capitalist enterprises. Government economic agencies take up this regulations role. He also puts industry (such as manufacturing) as the head of US economy, keeping such things as agriculture in tow of manufacturing.

Socioeconomic policies, as a result of The New Nationalism platform, are very different. Labor laws are put into place such as work-days, anti-child labor laws, worker entitlement to injury insurance at their job, social insurance, and more. Very advanced for his time. Of course, many of these laws would be unacceptable to Congress. But, in a whole different world where Congress passes these laws, the United States wouldn't be very frightened of such concepts as communism and socialism and many other beliefs in leftism. If we are looking very far into the future, the First Red Scare is even more unlikely after the Progressive footprint on the nation as a whole.

While some of the theories in this may seem a bit far-fetched, it'll be known that the Progressive Party would have turned both US history and world history to a different way because of the Progressive platform and Theodore Roosevelt's policies.

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(A Republican cartoon about Roosevelt's new political views.)

Might make the Communists seem even more unreasonable if we have stronger labor and consumer protection laws. Then they'd be left with brutal crushing of dissent and repression of religion.
 
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