United States History
Question of the Day

1960 Presidential Election

The 1960 presidential election presented voters
with two contrasting candidates

Question 1314150

Which of the following was an important factor in John F. Kennedy's win over Richard M. Nixon in the 1960 presidential election?

A) Kennedy's Roman Catholic faith
B) deep dissatisfaction with President Eisenhower's previous two terms as president
C) accusations of corruption against Nixon while vice-president
D) Nixon's position as an advocate for a strong Cold War posture towards the Soviet Union
E) the televised debates between the two candidates

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