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US Presidential Elections - Election of 1964 & 1968 - Johnson-Nixon

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This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1964 & 1968 - Johnson-Nixon. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

In the election of 1964, The Democrats nominated Lyndon B. Johnson who had succeeded to the presidency upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Johnson, the first president from the South since Andrew Johnson, had been Democratic leader of the Senate. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of MN, a longtime liberal, was nominated as Johnson’s running mate.

The Republicans chose Senator Barry Goldwater of AZ for president and Congressman William E. Miller of NY for vice president. In the campaign, conducted in the midst of the escalating Vietnam War, Goldwater, an ultraconservative, called for the bombing of North Vietnam and implied that the Social Security system should be dismantled.

In the election of 1968, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and protests tied to both combined in a tumultuous year to cause a tight, unusual election closely linked to these issues. Opposition to the war moved Senator Eugene McCarthy of MN to enter the Democratic race, followed by Senator Robert F. Kennedy of NY, both with strong support from liberal constituencies. On March 31, 1968, in the wake of the Tet Offensive, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not seek reelection. This prompted Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey to announce his candidacy. Kennedy won the CA primary, but immediately thereafter, he was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

The presentation covers the following:

Presidential Elections
ELECTION OF 1964
Candidates
Election Issues
Johnson’s Landslide
ELECTION OF 1968
Election Issues
Major Candidates
Other Candidates
Campaign Issues
Nixon Wins
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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