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1940-1949 - Rise of Money Politics

Date Event
January 1, 1940

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteFranklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic) 54.8 499
Wendel L. Willkie (Republican) 44.8 82

January 1, 1940

stringent campaign finance act passed

March 8, 1940

Senate approves president's "Lend-Lease" plan

July 15, 1940

Democratic convention at Chicago

August 17, 1940

Wilkie accepts Republican nomination

September 16, 1940

Congress enacts first peacetime draft

October 25, 1940

John Lewis urges labor to vote for Willkie

January 1, 1941

Senator Chandler proposes hiring 'research experts'

March 1, 1941

Senate creates Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program

August 1, 1941

opposition arises in renewal of the draft

December 8, 1941

Sen. Arthur Vandeer reverses isolationist position,nation goes to war

January 1, 1942

Republicans gain seats in Congress as there is a swing to the right

September 1, 1942

Roosevelt threats Congress with action

January 1, 1943

conservative coalition repeals many New Deal agencies

July 1, 1943

C.I.O. forms first Political Action Committee

January 1, 1944

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteFranklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic) 53.5 432
Thomas E. Dewey (Republican) 46 99

January 1, 1944

Henry Wallace replaced by Truman as vice presidential nominee

February 23, 1944

Roosevelt vetoes Barkley's tax bill

May 1, 1944

Communist Party dissolves,forms Communist Political Association

July 19, 1944

Democratic convention in Chicago

August 4, 1944

soldier voting act amended

August 30, 1944

America First party holds convention in Detriot,nominates Smith

January 1, 1945

Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress established

January 1, 1945

Senate agrees to the United Nations Charter

April 12, 1945

President Roosevelt dies,replaced by Truman

January 1, 1946

number of Republicans increase in Senate to majority,pass Taft-Hartley Act

January 1, 1946

Henry Wallace resigns

May 1, 1946

Truman proposes law to draft strikers,labor relations hurt

January 1, 1947

""Vandenburg Resolution" adopted "

January 1, 1947

Senate approves "Truman Doctrine"

January 1, 1948

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteHarry S. Truman (Democratic) 54.8 499
Thomas E. Dewey (Republican) 44.8 82

January 1, 1948

Lyndon Johnson,Hubert Humphrey elected to Senate

January 1, 1948

Democrats return to majority status in house

January 1, 1948

Eisenhower refuses to run

March 1, 1948

General MacArthur announces possible candidacy

July 12, 1948

Democratic convention held in Philadelphia

July 17, 1948

Dixiecrats hold convention,nominate Strom Thurmond

July 22, 1948

Progressive Party convention in Philadelphia nominates Wallace

August 1, 1948

Communist Party endorses Wallace

January 1, 1949
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