The american presidency project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the president of the united states compiled by john woolley and gerhard peters. The united states presidential election of 1964 was the sixth-most lopsided presidential election in the history of the united states behind the elections of 1936, 1984, 1972, 1864, and 1980 (in terms of electoral votes in terms of popular vote, it was the fifth-most.
On july 24, 1964, just over three months before election day, goldwater visited the white house to privately talk to his opponent, president lyndon b johnson when he left, it was with a mutual promise not to exploit race for campaign purposes.
Barry goldwater presidential campaign, 1964 topic the barry goldwater presidential campaign of 1964 began when united states senator barry goldwater of arizona elected to seek the republican party nomination for president of the united states to challenge incumbent democratic president lyndon b johnson. In one of the most crushing victories in the history of us presidential elections, incumbent lyndon baines johnson defeats republican challenger barry goldwater, sr.
Biggest losers: barry goldwater and the election of 1964 date: 26 may 2015 author: sean munger 3 comments this is the final article in my series called “biggest losers,” profiling the men who lost the ultimate political contest–an election for president of the united states–and lost big.
United states presidential election of 1964, american presidential election held on november 3, 1964, in which democratic pres lyndon b johnson defeated republican barry goldwater in one of the largest landslides in us history.