Keywords: political campaign
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Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library
Media: metal, campaign button
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Washington
Media: Ink on paper
Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.
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Grant's campaign for the presidency in 1872. He offers his own views of Horace Greeley, Grant's opponent, and other Democratic candidates for state…
… 3 continue the story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, and Horace Greeley, a…
… Part 6, pages 108-128 The 1872 presidential campaign of Horace Greeley and Ulysses S. Grant consume much of this section.