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Thomas E Dewey wins the 1948 presidential election by a landslide after picking Dwight Eisenhower as his running mate.
After winning the Republican nomination for President Thomas Dewey offers popular World War II general Dwight Eisenhower the Vice Presidential slot. After much debating Eisenhower accepts. After much campaigning throughout the fall, the Republican ticket of Thomas Dewey and Dwight Eisenhower defeat the incumbent ticket of President Harry Truman and Vice President Alben Barkely. The Results are close but still enough to give Dewy a comfortable margin in the electoral and popular vote.
Thomas Dewey is sworn in as the 34th president of the United States of America. Forces from the Communist Party of China enter Beijing.In the first Israeli election, David Ben-Gurion becomes Prime Minister of Israel. President Dewey's first executive order is signed. He wanted to streamline the process of many U.S. agencies much like he did when he was governor of New York.Éire leaves the British Commonwealth and becomes the Republic of Ireland. The North Atlantic Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by President Dewey, creating the NATO defense alliance. The CIA and other organizations announce that they have save millions from the streamlining process of President Dewey. The President now turns his attention to the death penalty and civil rights laws. Dewey begins a barnstorming tour of the country promoting civil rights and abolishing the Jim Crow laws. A young theology student named Martin Luther King begins to take notice.
The Shoe-Throwing Incident: Having wisely saved his civil rights speech and visits for the last few stops in the south, President Dewey almost had to cancel a speech in Mississippi because of almost getting decked in the head by an angry man's shoe. The young man named Martin Luther King steps in and delivers an impromptu speech of his own. After Martin Luther King's impassioned speech, the young man has now become famous overnight. He is interviewed by several major newspapers, including the New York Times and Chicago Tribune. President Dewey invites him to the White House and asks him if he wants to be the spokesman for abolishing the Jim Crow laws. President Dewey begins work on bill called The Voting Rights Act. The bill would provide equal voting writes for African Americans across all 48 states. President Dewey signs a bill that creates massive tax cuts for 100% of Americans.
- November 4: Thomas Dewey wins reelection by a landslide against Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson, winning with 476 electoral votes to Stevenson's 62 elctoral votes.
Brown V Board of Education outlaws segregated schools. This is seen as a major step in the Civil rights movement.