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Republican Warren G. Harding, with Calvin Coolidge as his running mate, was elected president over the Democratic nominee, James M. Cox.
As late as 1850, the two-party system seemed healthy. Democrats and Whigs drew strength in all parts of the country. Then, in the early 1850s, the two-party system began to disintegrate in response to massive foreign immigration. By 1856 the Whig party had collapsed and been replaced by a new sectional party, the Republicans.Between 1846 and 1855, more than three million foreigners arrived in America. In cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, and St. Louis immigrants actually outnumbered native-born citizens. Opponents of...
As the United States moved into the post-WWII world, it faced struggles over diversity and race relations. Soldiers returning from Europe recognized the disparities between races in the United States and, by the late 1940s, real calls for an effective and meaningful civil rights movement were being made. In his speech to the Democratic National Convention of 1948, Hubert Humphrey made an impassioned plea for the start of a direct, united approach that would extend civil rights to all Americans.Unit...