That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President|
|VP candidate:||HARRY TRUMAN, Missouri Senator|
|Popular votes:||25,612,610 (53.4%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Thomas Dewey, New York Governor|
|VP candidate:||John Bricker, Ohio Governor|
|Popular votes:||22,021,053 (45.9%)|
- World War II dominated the course of this election.
- Allied victories gave people hope. Many voters did not want to risk changing leaders until the war was over.
- War had brought the nation out of the Great Depression. Democrats took credit, urging voters not to steer the country back to Hoover's time.
- Dewey found it difficult to counter voters' desire to stay the course.