When Nixon And Kennedy Competed For The Presidency
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Nixon rally at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1960
Vice President (For 8 years under Dwight D. Eisenhower) Richard M. Nixon ran against Senator John F. Kennedy in the closest election since 1916.
Kennedy was the youngest President at age 43 and the first Catholic. His win came from an Electoral College vote.
Kennedy proved a media master. Theirs was the first televised presidential debate, and image played a role. Three of these photographs seem to telegraph a feeling for the times and for that would-be urbane college crowd.
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