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The 1960's
Campaign Changes - 1960

The 1960's
The 1960's


Campaign Changes - 1960
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.5

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    charismatic, electoral, protocol, policies, complexion, nomination, makeup, campaign, resistance, sinister, eisenhower, presidential, moderate, journalist, refused, demeanor
     content words:    Republican Party, Dwight D., Richard M., John F., John Kennedy, Roman Catholic, United States, Howard K.

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     Spanish: Cambios de Campaña: 1960


Campaign Changes - 1960
By Jane Runyon
  

1     The presidential campaign of 1960 has become an example of change brought about by technology. The Republican Party had been in power since the 1952 election of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Since he could not serve more than two terms, his vice president, Richard M. Nixon, was expected to continue the Republican policies after the 1960 election. The Democrats had something else in mind. Their candidate for president was going to shake things up.
 
2     John F. Kennedy was a young, wealthy senator from Massachusetts. The Democrats knew there might be some resistance to his nomination. John Kennedy was the first Roman Catholic nominated for the top job in the United States government. Not everyone thought that having a Catholic president was a good thing. The Democrats put all of their faith in the charismatic personality of their candidate. He was the leader they felt the country needed.
 
3     Debates have been part of elections since people first began to vote. The idea was to put the candidates face to face. They would be able to voice their opinions on issues important to the people. The people would be able to cast their votes after comparing the ideas of the candidates. They would be able to choose the candidate who seemed to support their own beliefs.

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