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01/02/1968 Nixon announces his candidacy for president

The United States presidential election of 1968 was the 46th quadrennial presidential election. The Republican nominee, Richard Nixon, won the election over the Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey. Nixon ran on a campaign that promised to restore law and order to the nation's cities and provide new leadership in the Vietnam War.


  • Essentials 

  • Historical background 

  • Democratic Party nomination 

  • Republican Party nomination 

  • American Independent Party nomination of George Wallace 

  • General election 

  • Aftermath 

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