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1948 U.S. Presidential Election 1960 U.S. Presidential Election

During the 1950s, there were two Presidential Elections in the United States: one in 1952 and the other in 1956. Both of these elections were between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson.

1952 U.S. Presidential Election

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1952 U.S. Presidential Election

Election results:

Dwight D. Eisenhower
442 / 531
Adlai Stevenson II
89 / 531


The 1952 U.S. Presidential Election was between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Adlai Stevenson. Dwight D. Eisenhower received a staggering 442 electoral votes, winning the election.

Geography

Except for The South (barring Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Virginia), all states voted for Eisenhower.

Trivia

  • This was the first Presidential-victory for the Republicans since 1928 (Link).

1956 U.S. Presidential Election

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1956 U.S. Presidential Election

Election results:

Dwight D. Eisenhower
457 / 531
Adlai Stevenson II
73 / 531
Walter B. Jones
1 / 531
Note: Alabama voted for Stevenson, but a faithless elector voted for Walter B. Jones

The 1956 U.S. Presidential Election was between the Incumbent Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican/Pennsylvania) and Adlai Stevenson (Democrat/Illinois). Richard Nixon was Eisenhower's running-mate, while Estes Kefauver was Stevenson's. Stevenson also ran against Nixon in the 1952 election. A large factor for Eisenhower's victory was helping the country get out of the Korean War.

Geography

Most of the country voted for Eisenhower. The only states Stevenson secured were in the Bible Belt.

Trivia

  • This was the final election not to include Alaska and Hawaii, in which both became states in 1959.
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