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did the Democratic Party’s embrace of civil rights shape the election of 1948? How did the Cold War shape the struggle for civil rights? During this time the democratic party was known for their continued pursuit of the New Deal and their disagreement of racial discrimination. In 1948 at the democratic national convention Hubert Humphrey, the mayor of Minneapolis announced that the party must abandon the states rights and instead needed to embrace universal human rights. The southern representatives walked out and became known as the “Dixiecrats”. These Dixiecrats formed a separate states rights democratic party and asserted the governor of South Carolina as their president, Strom Thurmond. Thurmond demanded on racial segregation and carried four states into the 1948
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Unformatted text preview: election. Harry Truman’s support for civil rights caused African Americans in the north to become more important for the outcome of the election than ever before. America fought the Soviet Union by criticizing its communists form of government. This caused war to promote human rights. At this time America was already facing internal problems such as racial discrimination. This caused their efforts to fight communism to fail. President Truman proposed to the senate to pass a bill that would promote equal rights and privileges to all citizens. Truman used his executive powers to desegregate the armed forces. In 1964 and 1965, the civil rights act and the voting rights acts were passed. This gave African Americans civil rights and voting rights....
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