Presidential Elections 1928 - 1968
Richard Nixon (Republican) defeated Hubert Humphrey (Democrat) and George Wallace (Independent). The 1968 election was marked by controversies over the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and the decision of Lyndon Johnson not to seek reelection.
Lyndon Johnson (Democrat) defeated Barry Goldwater (Republican). After being elevated to the presidency by John F. Kenndy's assassination in 1963, Johnson won election in his own right with over 61 percent of the popular vote.
John F. Kennedy (Democrat) defeated Richard Nixon (Republican). Kennedy won a razor-thin victory over Nixon, winning the popular vote by 112,000 out of 68 million votes cast.
Dwight Eisenhower (Republican) defeated Adlai Stevenson (Democrat), in a rematch of the 1952 election.
Dwight Eisenhower (Republican) defeated Adlai Stevenson (Democrat). Eisenhower rose to the presidency because of his role as Allied Commander during World War II.
Harry Truman (Democrat) defeated Thomas Dewey (Republican) and Strom Thurmond (Dixiecrat). Thurmond's Dixicrat Party emerged during this election as a pro- segregationist party opposed to the expansion of Civil Rights.
Franklin Roosevelt (Democrat) defeated Thomas E. Dewey (Democrat).
Franklin Roosevelt (Democrat) defeated Wendell Willkie (Republican) during the beginning of U.S. involvement in World War.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) defeated Alf London (Republican). Franklin Roosevelt easily won reelection during the Great Depression, with 60 percent of the popular vote, for his second of four terms in the White House.
Franklin Roosevelt (Democrat) defeated Herbert Hoover (Republican) in a landslide victory brought on by the onset of the Great Depression.
Herbert Hoover (Republican) defeated Al Smith (Democrat) in a landslide victory.