United States Election JCC: John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon

1960 | Usa

Summary

It is time for Richard Nixon to be President. After becoming a national hero in the fight against communism by prosecuting Alger Hiss and serving on the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1930s and ‘40s, and then serving as Vice-President under Dwight D. Eisenhower for 8 years, he is more than qualified for the position of President of the United States. As a member of his campaign, it is your job to publicize these qualities through speeches and advertisements, as well as by strategically releasing policy statements and making appearances with Nixon’s political allies. There are many issues addressing the nation at the moment, including the ever-present threat of communism, civil rights activism at home, and a population that is looking for a strong leader to point out the right direction. Not least of all, this election will culminate in the nation’s first televised debate, and a face-off between Nixon and his opponent Senator John F. Kennedy.

 

Topics of Debate

 

1. Electing your candidate

2. Releasing and announcing policy

3. Debate preparations

4. Forming political alliance

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