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1960 Presidential Election

On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in U.S. history. He was the youngest man ever elected president, the only Catholic, and the first president born in the twentieth century.  Follow the 1960 Campaign from the Democratic National Convention to the election returns in this series of exhibits which include film footage of the debate, campaign material, and a replica of a campaign office.

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