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  1. www.Apushreview.com APUSH Review: The Election of 1960 Everything You Need To Know About The Election of 1960 To Succeed In APUSH

  2. Key Ideas Before The Election • Cold War with Soviet Union • U2 Spy plane (1960) • Drastically increased tensions • Civil Rights: • Desegregation of schools (Brown v. Board) • Montgomery Bus Boycott

  3. The Candidates I still won’t go away!!! • John F. Kennedy (Democrat) • World War II hero – PT109 • Senator – helped choose 5 greatest senators ever • Selected Henry Clay! • First Catholic to run for president since Al Smith in 1928 • First Catholic elected president • Richard Nixon (Republican) • Vice-President under Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower • Former senator • Anti-Communist • Important member of HUAC

  4. The Campaign • Very close campaign throughout • 4 televised debates (September 26 – October 24) • First presidential debates ever televised • Kennedy’s charisma and youth helped those watching believe he “won” the debate • Those listening on the radio thought Nixon “won”

  5. The Results and Impact • Kennedy wins one of closest elections in history • 100,000 vote difference • “Ask Not what your country can do….” • Called for “a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war” • The New Frontier: • Acceptance speech at Democratic convention • Called for individuals to accept greatness • Focused science, space, eliminating prejudice, etc.

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