Meaning of Progressive party

Progres'sive par'ty

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a political party formed in 1912 under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt, advocating popular control of government, direct primaries, the initiative, the referendum, woman suffrage, etc.
  2. a similar party formed in 1924 under the leadership of Robert M. La Follette.
  3. a political party formed in 1948 under the leadership of Henry A. Wallace.
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