Ap us history Unit 8 Terms Chapter 34 Francisco Franco

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Adlai Stevenson – Democratic prospects for 1952 were marred by military deadlock in Korea, Truman’s clash with MacArthur, war-bred inflation, and whiffs of scandal from the Whitehouse. Democrats nominated Adlai E Stevenson, the governor of Illinois. The Republicans meanwhile nominated General Dwight D Eisenhower, while Richard M Nixon was chosen as his running mate. Eisenhower was already the most popular man of his generation, and he left his dirty political campaigning to Nixon. Nixon was almost dropped from the ticket after news of scandal broke out involving a secret slush fund in the Senate, but Nixon’s “Checkers speech” on TV saved him. From the 1952 election onwards, TV became a major medium for publicity in politics. Eisenhower won the election 442-89 and 33.96 million votes to 27.314.

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