United States presidential election, 1964
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|United States presidential election, 1964
|November 3, 1964|
|Nominee||Lyndon B. Johnson||Barry Goldwater|
|Running mate||Hubert Humphrey||William E. Miller|
|States won||44 + DC||6|
Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Goldwater/Miller, Blue denotes those won by Johnson/Humphrey. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
Lyndon Johnson campaigned to continue many of Kennedy's policies and ideas such as civil rights. He supported a series of programs called the "Great Society" to improve the quality of living for poor people which included programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and environmental programs.
Barry Goldwater had the opposite belief that the government should be smaller and he was against government programs. During his campaign, actor Ronald Reagan made a famous speech called "Time For A Choosing" in support of Goldwater. Goldwater during the campaign was portrayed as an extremist who condoned the actions of the KKK and would cause nuclear war. His beliefs were radical at the time, but they would later influence many libertarian and conservative politicians.
Lyndon Johnson won the election by a landslide (meaning he received a lot more votes than his opponent).