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Kennedy v. NixonThe Presidential Election of 1960$
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Edmund F. Kallina Jr.

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034850

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034850.001.0001

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The General Election Campaign, September 26–October 21

The General Election Campaign, September 26–October 21

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(p.117) 6 The General Election Campaign, September 26–October 21
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Kennedy v. Nixon
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Edmund F. Kallina

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0007

The Kennedy–Nixon encounters became the signature events of the 1960 election and dominated the campaign for almost a month. Fifty years later they remain a subject of interest and controversy. One important question is why Richard Nixon agreed to debate. This chapter provides a detail account of the presidential campaign and highlights the euphoria of the televised presidential debates. It discusses the issues addressed during each round of the debates.

Keywords:   election campaign, presidential debate, Richard Nixon, political issues, foreign policy, Democrats

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