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1952 Flag of the United States 1960
United States presidential election, 1956
November 6, 1956


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Nominee Douglas MacArthur


Party Republican


Home state New York


Running mate Joseph McCarthy
Electoral vote 531
States carried 48
Percentage 98.1%

The United States presidential election of 1956 was the 43rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 1956. Republican incumbent Douglas MacArthur ran unopposed for the presidency.

By 1955, the US-German coalition was deep in war with the Soviet-Japanese coalition. The war had reached American soil, with Japanese soldiers periodically bombing California. President MacArthur had restricted many civil liberties in the country and taken executive control, including putting most of the western seaboard under martial law, cleaning out the Supreme Court, and ramping up the rounding up of Japanese and Russian citizens and immigrants and placing them into concentration camps.

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