20th Century events that may have impacted conservatism in the United States.
11 million men drafted.
Elections, Campaigns, Sundry Machinations
Johnson's ad depicts a little girl counting daisy petals in a field, then shows a nuclear explosion and mushroom cloud in the background. The ad implies that little American children will become victims of nuclear war under Goldwater, and so urges voters to vote for Johnson.
The Stock Market Crash began the Great Depression. Credibility crisis for the American Dream? (Joseph Crespino, Introduction to Strom Thurmond's America, p. 9)
Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States entered WWII.
Cold War begins.
Stalin's death marks a change in Soviet Cold War policy under Khrushchev (Odd Arne Westad, The Global Cold War).