National Party Politics in the 1950s

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034850
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038599 | DOI:
National Party Politics in the 1950s

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This chapter deals with national party politics in the United States in the 1950s. An understanding of American politics in the 1950s begins with the story of the 1930s and 1940s and the impact of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the New Deal, World War II, and the outbreak of the Cold War on the two national political parties. The upheaval of the 1930s and 1940s began with the onset of the Great Depression. Among the political institutions that felt its sting was the Republican Party.

Keywords: party politics; American politics; Great Depression; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Republican Party; Cold War

Chapter.  9100 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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