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1940 Campaigns

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Willkie Calls for End to American Isolationism
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Soon after his electoral defeat in 1940, Republican Wendell Willkie embarked on a new campaign to awaken America from its isolationist slumber. In a speech on July 23, 1941, he urges unlimited aid to Britain in its struggle against Nazi Germany. (3:3... [more]
July 16, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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Earl Browder Runs for President on a Communist Party Ticket
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Earl Browder, who was the Communist party's candidate in 1936 and 1940, reaches out to progressives in a speech on the campaign trail. While appealing a passport forgery conviction in 1940, he was forbidden to travel and thus ran his campaign exclusi... [more]
July 20, 2012 at 04:27 AM
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Campaign Spot: The Truth About Taxes (1940)
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Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for an unprecedented third term in 1940. In this Campaign Spot video clip against him, opponent Wendell Wilkie aimed to raise concern that this is the act of a budding dictator. (10:45)
June 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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