- How did the writer of the song feel about American government and society at the time this song was written? How do you know?
- According to the lyrics of the song what separates the Progressive Party and its candidate, Theodore Roosevelt, from the Democratic and Republican parties?
- What type of voter would find this song and candidate appealing? Specifically, which part(s) of the song would most appeal to them?
- Describe the role religion plays in this campaign song. Why is it useful to frame the election in religious terms?
"The Song of Armageddon," French, Clinton D., French Publishing Company : Kansas City, Missouri, 1912. Courtesy of Library of Congress