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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

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

Edmund F. Kallina

University Press of Florida

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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