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Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
Elections 1948-1960
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Elections 1948-1960

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  • 1. The Presidential Election of 1948
  • 2. The Buck Stops Here! <ul><li>Harry S. Truman had big shoes to fill after the death of FDR. </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest domestic issue would be dealing with post WW II America. </li></ul>
  • 3. Presidential Election 1948 (4 candidates) The major party candidates: Truman (D) and Thomas Dewey (R)
  • 4. Minor Party Candidates Strom Thurmond (Dixiecrat) main issue was blocking Civil Rights Henry Wallace (Progressive) main issue was foreign policy stand against Communism
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  • 7. Oooops...
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  • 9. The Presidential Election of 1952
  • 10. Adlai Stevenson <ul><li>Democrat Governor from Illinois. </li></ul><ul><li>Stevenson&apos;s distinctive speaking style quickly earned him the reputation of an intellectual and endeared him to many Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Lost bid for presidency in 1952 and 1956 </li></ul>
  • 11. Dwight Eisenhower <ul><li>Popular World War II hero; never held public office. </li></ul><ul><li>Gave Republicans easy victory in 1952 and 1956. </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Republican in White House since 1932. </li></ul>
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  • 14. The Presidential Election of 1960
  • 15. The Candidates…. (R) Richard M. Nixon (D) John F. Kennedy
  • 16. Background…… <ul><li>Richard Nixon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born 1913 in Yorba Linda, California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whittier College and Duke Law School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lt. Commander in US Navy during WW II. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected to House in 1946, Senate 1950. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice-President under Ike for 8 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Kennedy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1917 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lt. in US Navy; Pt109 Commander </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected to House in 1946, Senate 1952 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published Profiles in Courage 1957 – wins Pulitzer Prize </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. The race for the office… <ul><li>Both men were young, military veterans, lawyers, had political experience and similar views. </li></ul><ul><li>However, many historians believe there were (2) important factors that decided the race….. </li></ul>
  • 18. Televised Debates <ul><li>First televised debates in history. </li></ul><ul><li>70 million viewers tuned in, more on radio. </li></ul><ul><li>The first debate, the telegenic Kennedy won the image battle over Nixon who, recovering from the flu, appeared pale and refused make-up. </li></ul>
  • 19. JFK and MLK… <ul><li>When Reverend Martin Luther King was arrested in Atlanta, Kennedy called to offer his sympathy. </li></ul><ul><li>This garnered Kennedy substantial African-American support in the 1960 election. </li></ul>
  • 20. Election results….
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  • 22. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address <ul><li>President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address at Capitol Hill in Jan. 20, 1961. </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy said, &amp;quot;We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.&amp;quot; </li></ul>
  • 23. The End

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