December 5, 2013
Election of 1968 The election of 1968 was between Richard Milhous Nixon, John. C Fremont and George Wallace. The winner this election was Richard Nixon, Nixon resigned from office in 1972 because of the Watergate scandal. The major parties involved in this election were republican, democratic and American Independent. The minor party involved in this election was American Independent. The issue of the party was that George Wallace did not represent the American Independent Party but instead it was called the “George Wallace Party”.Some historical information on the politicalparties. The Republican Party is known as the GOP, from its earlier nickname of the “Grand Old Party” from is first presidential candidate John. C Fremont. Republicans have occupied the White House for 84 years republican strength came primarily from New England and the Midwest after World War II it increased a lot in the Sunbelt states. The Democratic Party was formed in 1792. It got its present name during the presidency of Andrew Jackson in the 1830’s. In the 1840’s and 50’s the party was in conflict over extending slavery to the Western territories.
The American Independent Party formed on July 8, 1967 in Bakersfield, California. Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama was the first with big dreams of running as an independent candidate.Background Information on Candidates from election, Richard Milhous Nixon- received a degree from the University of Duke in Law School. Nixon returned to his hometown in Yorbalinda, California and he joined the law firm of kroup & berley. In 1937 he moved to Washington where he served in office of price administrator. Nixon joined the United States Navy in August 1942. He was given the rank of lieutenant he was sent to the pacific as an operation officer with the South Pacific Combat Air transport command. He left the Navy in January 1946 when the Republican Party in Whitter asked him to run for congress. Hubert Humphrey- was born in Wallace, South Dakota Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota before earning his pharmacist license from the capitol college of pharmacy in 1931. He helps his father’s pharmacy until 1937 when he returned to academia graduating with his masters from Louisiana State University. In 1940, where he was a political science instructor. He returned to Minnesota during WWII and became a supervisor for the works progress administration. George Corley Wallace Jr. - was an American politician and the 45th governor of Alabama he served two non-consecutive terms and two consecutive terms from 1963-1967, 1971-1979 and 1983-1987. After 4 runs he earned the title “The Most Influential Loser” in the 20th century. A 1972 assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He is remembering for his southern populist. Nominating Method -Caucus caucuses are party meetings by precinct district, or county, where registered party members gather to discuss the candidates and to select