*The Advent of Eisenhower



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Chapter 37 The Eisenhower Era 1952-1960

 *The Advent of Eisenhower

Lacking public support for Truman, Democrats nominated Adlai E. Stevenson to run for the presidency in the election of 1952Republicans chose General Dwight D. EisenhowerRichard M. Nixon was chosen for vice-president to satisfy the anticommunist wing of the Republican Party.

During the presidential campaign, reports of Nixon secretly tapping government funds arose.  After Eisenhower considered dropping Nixon from the ballot, Nixon went on television and stated his apologies in the "Checkers speech"-this saved his place on the ballot.

The new technology of black-and-white television changed political campaigning.  Television often over-simplified the complicated issues of the time.

Dwight Eisenhower won the election of 1952 by a large majority. 




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