02-14 Truman - Truman 14 February 2006 Approach of 46...

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Truman 14 February 2006 Approach of ’46 elections Assume Truman had no chance Democratic party was splitting o Truman – Democratic o Henry Wallace – Progressive Party o General Eisenhower favored for nomination o Assumed Eisenhower was a liberal Fall ’47 Truman secretly offered Eisenhower presidential nomination if he could be VP o Refused – Ike was Republican If Truman is nominated, must have strong stance against segregation o Truman refused o Pushed through anyway by Hubert H. Humphrey o Causing many Southerners to walk out o Formed  own party – Dixiecrat  Party o Dixiecrat Party – Storm Thurmond Truman under fire by left (progressive) and right (dixiecrat) wings of his party How did he win?  The Republicans o Republican Party – Thomas E. Dewey (known for creating the NY Thruway) Dull Overconfident o Advisor of Truman – Clark Clifford (Compared to Carl Rove)
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