Talking 'bout Teddy: Theodore Roosevelt Symposium focuses on historic third-party run
America has almost always had two political parties -- the Federalists vs. the Democratic-Republicans, the Jacksonian Democrats vs. the Whigs, and the modern Democrats vs. Republicans -- but when the 26th president didn't support the way his successor was running the country, he founded his own party.
Theodore Roosevelt headed up the Progressive Party, giving Republican and Democratic candidates a run for their money.
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