Beginnings of the Republican Era


The Republicans had been in power for a while, but fully dominated beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1968

The Point of Divergence in this TL is Election Night, 1904; Teddy Roosevelt does not promise not to run again in 1908.

Teddy Roosevelt was able to maintain significant economic stability, and greatly improved and resolved issues domestically. He then decided to run again in 1912 with no successor he was fully confidant in. He won reelection with 65% of the popular vote, and during his fourth term, he oversaw the beginnings of war in Europe. He assisted his allies in Europe, mainly Great Britain, but eventually came to the conclusion that the United States needed to intervene. In 1915, he asked for a declaration of war from Congress. He got it the next day, and the United States entered the fray. Thus began World War I. By 1916 he saw that he would not be finished by the end of his term, so he sought (and easily received) reelection.

The Republicans maintained a firm hold of Congress throughout TR's presidency, with even more substancial margins than they'd had during the Civil War.

Robert Taft in WW2 was able to negotiate a treaty with the Germans when a young man named Claus Von Stauffenberg assassinated Hitler in 1940. He led a small group of freedom-fighters in Operation Valkyrire, when they overthrew the Nazi government and returned the power to the German people.

# President Political party Tenure began Tenure end Vice President
454px-President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904
Theodore Roosevelt Republican 1901 1921 Charles W. Fairbanks (1905-1909); William Howard Taft (1909-1921)
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge Republican 1921 1933

Charles Dawes

Robert a taft
Robert A. Taft Republican 1933 1949 Clement Calhoun Young (1933-1945); Earl Warren (1945-1949)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican 1949 1965 Richard M. Nixon
Barry Goldwater Portrait
Barry Goldwater Republican 1965 1969 Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Republican 1969 1989 George W. Romney (1969-1977); Jerry Brown (1977-1989)
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown Democrat 1989 1997 George H. W. Bush
Ross Perot Brian Allsworth
Ross Perot Independent 1997 2005 Ron Paul
220px-Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007
Ron Paul Republican 2005 2017 George W. Bush (2005-2009); Mitt Romney (2009-2013); Michelle Bachmann (2013-2017)

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