The Republican Nomination


 “I Believe in Giving Every Man a Square Deal”
  Cartoonist:  Edward Windsor Kemble
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   March 9, 1912, p. 7

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
During the anthracite coal strike of 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt declared his intent to negotiate a “square deal” (i.e., a fair settlement) for labor, management, and the American public. Thereafter, his administration’s domestic agenda became known as the Square Deal. In this Harper’s Weekly cartoon, Roosevelt is depicted as a mugger preparing to steal the Republican nomination from President William Howard Taft by hitting his rival, who appears in elegant evening dress, with the “square deal” of a brick.













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