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Nicole - March 9, 2009 12:36 AM (GMT)
Between the years of 1928 and 1948, political parties shifted loyalties during the elections. Franklin D. Roosevelt, a democrat, was pushing for his New Deal Policy, which he created hoping to save America from depression. Many republicans favored Roosevelt’s ideals and switched to his side during each election. Roosevelt soon became “America’s first dictator” and more and more Americans became loyal, the American people felt that if anyone could prevent the US from ending up in war, it was Roosevelt. A large about of American citizens trusted in Roosevelt and when the economy didn’t seem to change, they became impatient with him and started rebelling. The shift in political party loyalties started as soon as Roosevelt came in to office for reasons such as, feeling secure under FDR’s New Deal and knowing that Roosevelt was experienced in office, but consequently, Roosevelt didn’t do much to help his supporters

Ashley Hurst and NIcole Wartko

jlamay - March 9, 2009 01:44 AM (GMT)
A shift in the loyalty towards political parties can be seen in the period of time between the election of 1928 and the election of 1948. With the farmers and the "solid south" aggravated by Cooligde's vetoes their loyalty soon shifted political parties. Democratic voters were now found in the twelve largest cities, along with Democrats s seeking the support of even more urban and working class voters. These shifts and their consequences, occurring between 1928 to 1948, influenced the elections of the time and loyalty to the parties.

Kathryn McMillin and Jessie Lamay

Luke S. - March 9, 2009 02:11 AM (GMT)
Essay 1 Many ballots during the elections form 1928 to 1948 were realigned from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party for several reasons. The Democratic platforms of the era were much more suiting to the minorities, which as a combined force rivaled the majority public, and the lower working class peoples. The only answers that the loyal Republicans could conjure to this were scandals and disgust with Hoover, causing even more to check Franklin D. Roosevelt’s name. This action and reaction of minority groups and dismayed Republicans made for an overwhelming change of faith which enabled FDR to be the only president to preside over four terms.

Luke and Philip

Demi - March 9, 2009 03:24 AM (GMT)
In the decades preceding World War II, the allegiances of supporters of political parties went through several changes. The Democratic "Solid South" was no longer as "solid" as it once used to be, as other factors outweighed geographical allegiance. Immigrants in urban cities pledged their votes to the Democratic candidate, which proved to be immensely useful in the later elections. Finally, African Americans broke away from the Republican party and joined the Democrats as well. Overall, the minor shifts in the support of the southerners, immigrants, and African Americans proved to deadlock the Democratic candidate for the decades to come.

Jake Jacob and Jacob Spratling

BlueDevil - March 9, 2009 03:48 AM (GMT)
Essay #1
The Presidential election party loyalties were beginning to shift from 1928 to 1949. This shift was triggered by Hoover declining many farming bills which angered many farmers around the U.S. Also, the Great Depression hit the U.S. hard and scared many Americans. In response they wanted someone with experience to deal with these problems, someone like Franklin D. Roosevelt who promoted his New Deal plan. When FDR was elected the New Deal preformed adequately and gave Franklin D. Roosevelt the right to say that he was the only president to be elected for four terms. The loyalties shifted during this period, due to, the Great Depression, The Farmers Alliance and the experience expected from FDR; as a result history was made and the U.S. got out of the Great Depression successfully

Joey and Alex

Jesusfreak999777 - March 9, 2009 04:45 AM (GMT)
During the duration of years between 1928 and 1948, an alter in political parties occurred. Many republicans were turned against there party from the bad reputation that they gained while Herbert Hoover was in office. With the policies that Calvin Coolidge passed on the farming industries, southern farmers began to turn there eyes once again to the democratic side of the political system, returning their loyalty to the side that it had long been on. However, during this change of loyalty, many people were displeased with their choice of a new party in office, as many of FDR's programs took a long time to jump start the economy again. With the shift in political loyalty, positive and negative consequences were achieved.

Joseph Fridge and Kyle Donaldson


Porter - March 9, 2009 08:45 PM (GMT)
Essay 1

The shift from Republican presidents to Democrat Presidents was due to the switch from blacks, farmers, and working class to the Democratic Party. African American's changed their allegiance to the Democratic Party in the election of 1940 because of the New Deal's programs to help the underpriveleged. The farmers switched their allegiances when Coolidge vetoed many pro-farmer bills. The Republicans lost the majority of the working class in the Election of 1928 when inaction forced the hands of the working class. These dramatic shifts in party loyalties affected the entire course of the Great Depression.

Jacob Porter, Caleb Winslett, and Haniel Roman

leoveiga - March 9, 2009 09:49 PM (GMT)
The years between 1928 and 1948 brought many changes to America, including major alterations in political party loyalties, with many Americans trading their republican votes for democratic loyalties. Herbert Hoover lost popularity with the American public when the Great Depression sent America in a downward spiral in the 1930's. America was desperate for a more competent leader, and elected the democratic FDR in 1933 hoping for a "New Deal" for the "forgotten man." America wanted change, and hoped that a change in the White House would bring relief for the common man.

Leo & Annalise

Kristoffer - March 10, 2009 01:07 AM (GMT)
Essay #1

From 1928 to 1948, political battles were tumultuous. America as a whole went from the Roaring Twenties, to the Great Depression, to World War II. Coupled with international and domestic events, the age-old political parties began to morph. Several causes played into this. Democrats won the majority of this time period, with an appeal to the city workers, blacks, the poor and the unfortunate. Republicans lost a lot of faith with scandal, failure and all around poor candidates. While both parties were present, the Democrats took the driver’s seat as they pulled America up and out of the Great Depression and World War 2. The major shifts in loyalty came mainly from the appeal of the Democrats to the majority of the people and the Republican favor towards the rich and the power hungry.

Kristoffer Leon

Derrick Bland - March 10, 2009 02:13 AM (GMT)
During the presidential elections of 1928 and 1948, there was a large shift in political party loyalties. Because of events like the Great Depression and The New Deal, the Democratic Party became a large supporter of change. Also, due to a change in the roles of women and race acceptance, the Republican’s began to step back and analyze there stances as well. Overall, due to changes in race acceptance, the roles of women, and events like the Great Depression, there was a large shift in political party loyalties during the elections from 1928 and 1948.

Derrick Bland, Patrick Doyle

slemaux - March 10, 2009 02:24 AM (GMT)
During the years 1928 through 1948 the United States went under many severe political and social changes. The once loyal southern states began to switch side loyalty due to more important reasons than southern pride. Many poor farmers also made the switch to Democratic, due to Coolidge’s vetoes. African American’s, who switched because of lynching laws, were another social group that switched to Democrat. Many shifts occurred during 1928 – 1948, resulting in the southerners, farmers, and African American’ s switching to support the Democrat, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Sarah Lemaux and Lauryn Farver

DRTHVDR - March 10, 2009 02:29 AM (GMT)
Essay intro 1

During the elections between the years 1928 and 1948, Americans began to vote differently than in previous elections. The major shift was from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party. The Republican Party focused on fueling the Capitalist machine. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, appealed more to the downtrodden and focused more on improving the lower class such as poverty stricken farmers and the minority groups such as African Americans and immigrants. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s appeal to these groups allowed him to rule a hurting nation for 12 years.

James "Robocop" Cims and Nick "Mr. Manhattan" Cowman

Yoxman - March 10, 2009 11:32 AM (GMT)
The years from 1928 to 1948 were the epitome of political change in America. This change was represented by the radical switch from a republican nation to a democratic one. The major switch, ocurring in the election of 1932, was brought about by a steep downturn in the nation's economy following the stock market crash of 1929. The role that the government played had to be changed in order to deal with the country's ever changing status. This change can be seen in the peoples' switch from republican to democrat and the interference of government in peoples' affairs. The political party swap was brought about by the country's need for a president that apealed to those hit hardest by the depression, while government interference was displayed by the invasive policies of the new deal.

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