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|United States presidential election, 1956|
|November 6, 1956|
|Nominee||Earl Warren||Richard Russell, Jr.|
|Running mate||Robert Taft||Albert Gore, Sr.|
The United States presidential election of 1956 was the 43rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 1956. Vice President Earl Warren, the Republican nominee, defeated Richard Russell, Jr., the Democratic nominee, in a massive landslide.
Widespread peace and prosperity had led to some discussion of repealing the presidential term limits and allowing Dewey to run for a third term. This was ended when Dewey announced his own opposition to such a plan, and Warren was the early front runner, and remained so throughout the election, by uniting liberals, moderates, and conservatives, the latter in particular through the choice of his divisive running mate, Robert Taft.