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Unformatted text preview: 1. Post-World War 2 Politics Democrats The Democrats maintain what by this time had become their “traditional" power base of organized labor, urban , voters, and immigrants. 2. in the 1952 election, the Democrats run Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, a candidate favored by "liberals" and intellectuals. 3. As the post—World War 2 period progresses, the Democratic Party takes "big government" positions advocating larger roles for the federal government in, regulating business and by the 19605 advocate extensive governmental. ' involvement in social issues like education, urban renewal, and other , social issues. The Democratic Party very early associates itself with the growing civil rights movements and will champion the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. 2. 3. Republicans in 1952, the pro-business Republican Party ran General Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. The Republicans accuse the Democrats of being "soft" on- communism. Republicans promise to end the Korean 4. Conservative Southern Democrats, the "Dixiecrats," increasingly associate themselves with Republican candidates who oppose civil rights legislation. Nixon's New Federalism Democrats 1. The Democratic Party by the late 19605 is deeply fragmented and seemingly incapable of dealing with the violence and turmoil, social and political, caused by the Vietnam War. In 1968, the Democratic Party candidate is Vice President Hubert Humphrey. in the post-Vietnam War period, Democrats advocate a range of “liberal" social issues including this extension of civil rights, support for "reproductive rights" (Le. birth control and abortion rights), fair housing legislation, etc. 1. Republicans Opposition to the War in Vietnam and to growing federal social programs ‘ "converts" southern Democrats to vote Republican in increasing numbers. Republicans run former Vice President Richard Nixon for president in 1968. He runs on a small-government, anti-war campaign as a defender of the "silent . majority." Nixon advocated a policy of cutting back Federal power and returning that power to the states. This was known as the "New Federalism.” ...
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