Chapter

The General Election Campaign, September 26–October 21

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0007
The General Election Campaign, September 26–October 21

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The Kennedy–Nixon encounters became the signature events of the 1960 election and dominated the campaign for almost a month. Fifty years later they remain a subject of interest and controversy. One important question is why Richard Nixon agreed to debate. This chapter provides a detail account of the presidential campaign and highlights the euphoria of the televised presidential debates. It discusses the issues addressed during each round of the debates.

Keywords: election campaign; presidential debate; Richard Nixon; political issues; foreign policy; Democrats

Chapter.  7736 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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