CASTLE Bonus Program: Truman Presidential Library: The Upset of the Century

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Name: CASTLE Bonus Program: Truman Presidential Library: The Upset of the Century
Date: June 28, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
Join us for our CASTLE Bonus Program, a live, virtual program provided by the Senior Learning Network. CASTLE Bonus Programs are provided the first four Tuesdays of every month, and are included in your CASTLE Membership, Program Overview: Truman’s approval in 1948 was at an all-time low. Still, he enjoyed being President. He threw himself into the challenge of his long-shot reelection bid with confidence and verve. His aggressive cross-country “Whistle Stop” campaign began nearly broke. Defections by Southern “Dixiecrats” on the right and Henry Wallace supporters on the left endangered the party. Yet these setbacks only energized Truman. He predicted victory using his own electoral calculations. Flanked by Bess “The Boss” Truman and crowd favorite Margaret, he crisscrossed the country three times by train. He met with midwestern farmers and cheering crowds in Harlem. He stressed high prices and housing. He attacked the “Do Nothing” 80th Congress. In the last campaign where television didn’t play a role, Truman spoke directly to the voters. His win overly the heavily favored Republican candidate, Thomas Dewey, was one of the greatest upsets in UI.S. political history.
Room 111A CAST Senior Center 600 North German Street New Ulm, MN 56073
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, Juine 28 1pm
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CASTLE Membership required. For information and to enroll, contact the CAST office.
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