The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election.It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democratic United States Senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee.
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Gallup was the first polling organization to conduct accurate opinion polling for United States presidential elections. Gallup polling has often been accurate in predicting the outcome of presidential elections and the margin of victory for the election winner.
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The 1960 Democratic presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1960 U.S. presidential election.
Senator John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for president on January 2, 1960. Vice President Richard Nixon announced his candidacy on January 9, 1960. This was the last election where Ohio voted for the losing candidate until 2020
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The 1960 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 8, 1960 as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Voters chose 32 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College , who voted for president and vice president .
Incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1960 Republican National Convention held from July 25 to July 28, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois. At this time, primaries were not conclusive in deciding a party's nominee. However, Nixon faced no formidable ...
The 1960 United States presidential election in Ohio of November 8, 1960 was part of the 1960 United States presidential election.Voters chose 25 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.
The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (Pub.L. 86–449 , 74 Stat. 89 , enacted May 6, 1960) is a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote . It was designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated South , by which blacks and Mexican ...
The phrase "Quemoy and Matsu" became part of American political language in the 1960 U.S. presidential election. During the debates, both candidates, Vice-President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy , pledged to use American forces if necessary to protect Taiwan from invasion by the PRC, which the United States did not recognize as a ...