This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1932, 1936, 1940 & 1944 - FDR. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In 1932, the 3rd year of the Great Depression, the Republican party nominated President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis. Although Hoover had tried to respond to the crisis, his belief in voluntarism limited his options. The Democratic party nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt, the governor of NY, for president and Senator John Nance Garner of TX for vice president. The platform called for the repeal of Prohibition and a reduction in federal spending.
The 1936 presidential campaign focused on class to an unusual extent for American politics. Conservative Democrats such as Alfred E. Smith supported Landon. 80% of newspapers endorsed the Republicans, accusing Roosevelt of imposing a centralized economy. Most businesspeople charged the New Deal with trying to destroy American individualism and threatening the nation’s liberty. Roosevelt appealed to a coalition of western and southern farmers, industrial workers, urban ethnic voters, and reform-minded intellectuals. African-American voters, historically Republican, switched to FDR in record numbers.
The election was fought in the shadow of World War II in Europe, as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression. Roosevelt, the broke with tradition and ran and won an unprecedented 3rd term by a margin of nearly 5 million: 27,244,160 popular votes to Republican Wendell L. Willkie’s 22,305,198. The president carried the electoral college, 449 to 82. The new vice president was Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, chosen by the Democrats to replace the 2 term vice president John Nance Garner who no longer agreed with Roosevelt about anything. Charles A. McNary was the Republican candidate for vice president.
By the beginning of 1944, in the middle of World War II, it was clear that President Franklin D. Roosevelt planned to run for a 4TH term, and this shaped the coming campaign. Democratic party regulars disliked Vice President Henry A. Wallace; eventually they persuaded Roosevelt to replace him with Senator Harry S. Truman of MO.
The presentation covers the following:
ELECTION OF 1932
ELECTION OF 1936
ELECTION OF 1940
Roosevelt’s Third Term
ELECTION OF 1944
End of Presentation
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