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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1956 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 06, 1956 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 1956 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1957 - 12:00pm
Term End January 20, 1961 - 12:00pm
Turnout 41.21% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 04:21pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U. S. Elections, second edition
Description
President Eisenhower discovered that ending the Korean conflict was more difficult than he had anticipated. By the time he took office, over 33,000 Americans had died in Korea. The breakthrough came when Joseph Stalin died on 3/5/1953. Without the Soviet ruler’s influence, the North Korean government agreed to a truce, and the Korean conflict ended on 7/28/1953.

Although the voters had given control of both houses of Congress to the Republicans when Eisenhower was elected in 1952, Ike and Congress did not cooperate well. Sen. John Bricker of Ohio offered a proposal called the Bricker Amendment which would strengthen the U.S. Senate’s role in foreign affairs. Pres. Eisenhower opposed the Bricker Amendment; when the vote was taken, Ike won by a single vote. Republicans in Congress were disappointed that Ike did not insist on a balanced budget, and the President was disappointed that the Republicans would not take action against Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin, who was still in the midst of his reckless career.

In the midterm elections, the Democrats picked up two U.S. Senators and 19 seats in the U.S. House. It was not a dramatic victory, but it was enough to give them control of both houses of Congress. Pres. Eisenhower’s disappointment vanished when he found that he was better able to deal with the Democratic Congress than the former Republican Congress.

During the election of 1956, President Eisenhower’s health was a major issue. After a heart attack on 9

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1952
NameDwight David Eisenhower Votes33,936,234 (55.13%)
Term01/20/1953 - 01/20/1957 Margin6,621,242 (+10.76%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1960
NameJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy Votes34,226,731 (49.72%)
Term01/20/1961 - 01/20/1965 Margin118,574 (+0.17%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jul 01, 1956 US President - D Primaries Adlai E. Stevenson II
D 6,053,931
Jul 01, 1956 US President - R Primaries Dwight David Eisenhower
R 5,828,434
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CANDIDATES
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Name (I) President Dwight David Eisenhower Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson II Independent Electors IRS Commissioner Thomas Coleman Andrews Eric Hass Enoch A. Holtwick Party Leader Farrell Dobbs
PartyRepublican Democratic Independent States Rights Socialist Labor Prohibition Socialist Workers
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Uncertified Votes35,590,472 (57.38%) 26,022,752 (41.96%) 196,318 (0.32%) 108,055 (0.17%) 44,300 (0.07%) 41,937 (0.07%) 7,797 (0.01%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,567,720 (-15.43%) -35,394,154 (-57.07%) -35,482,417 (-57.21%) -35,546,172 (-57.31%) -35,548,535 (-57.32%) -35,582,675 (-57.37%)
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Adj Poll Avg53.94%-- 42.16%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
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Name Others Sen. Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. Darlington Hoopes Henry J. Krajewski Gerald L. K. Smith  
PartyIndependent States Rights Socialist American Third Christian Nationalist  
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Uncertified Votes4,300 (0.01%) 2,657 (0.00%) 2,044 (0.00%) 1,829 (0.00%) 11 (0.00%)  
Margin-35,586,172 (-57.38%) -35,587,815 (-57.38%) -35,588,428 (-57.38%) -35,588,643 (-57.38%) -35,590,461 (-57.38%)  
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