President Franklin D. Roosevelt swept to reelection in November 1936 in an unprecedented landslide. He won forty-six of the forty-eight states (losing Maine and Vermont), with 523 electoral votes to Republican challenger Alfred Landon's 8. Democrats controlled 80 of the 96 seats in the Senate, and more than 300 of the 400 ...
Chapter 3. The New Deal, Civil Rights, and the Conservative Revival
Chapter 3. The new deal, civil rights, and the conservative revival