Insurgents, in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon. Many—but by no means all—of them joined the Progressive party.
See K. W. Hechler, Insurgency (1940, repr. 1970).
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