Unformatted text preview: with Eisenhower's approval which cost him Southern votes in 1956),,, Eisenhower reached out to Democratic leaders and made it clear that he was willing to work with them and he did so. Eisenhower for good or bad was also willing to give his signature to bills & legislation that 'helped' Democrats be it awarding a defense contract to a company whose factories were in Democratic districts, or measures that aided Americans otherwise ignored by Republicans such as minorities; a paradox, Civil Rights was a Democratic Party initiative even though Republicans grab credit for freeing 'the slaves,' and the South was solidly Democratic....
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