The Turbulent 60s. 1960 Election. Nixon – Republican candidate (former vice president for Eisenhower) Kennedy – Democratic candidate-43 year old senator from Massachusetts. TV’s role in Election. Most decisive factor in the race for presidency First four televised debates
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The Turbulent 60s
Economy stimulated due to increased spending for defense and space
Social Issues …..
Kent State - 1970
Assassinated June 5, 1968
Battle of Lincoln Park
Jerry Ruben, Abby Hoffman, Tom Hayden, David Dellinger, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale
Voters sent a very strong message
Supporters of Nixon and Wallace (“Silent Majority”) had enough of the protests, violence, the counterculture, drugs, and federal intervention in socialinstitutions – tide was turning on the New Deal liberalism in favor of the conservatives