Harry Truman (holding the newspaper) won the presidential election in 1948, but the Chicago Daily Tribune ran the headline "Dewey Beats Truman." One of the most famous newspaper errors and headlines of all time led to one of the most famous photos of all time.
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famously inaccurate banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election in an upset victory.
Race to the Whitehouse “Truman v. Dewey" Video Guide + WebLink & Key
Race to the Whitehouse “Truman v. Dewey” Video Guide plus video web link documentary covers the presidential election of 1948 between Harry S. Truman and Thomas Dewey. This 25 question video guide covers one of the biggest media blunders in election in history. From Roosevelt's surprising death and Truman's unlikely rise in politics, to Thomas Dewey, the "perfect" Republican Candidate, this video covers it all. An answer key is provided. Worksheet has 25 questions covering the 41 minute…
United States presidential election, 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Republican nominee with Richard Nixon as running mate. Carried 39 states with 442 electoral votes, and 34,075, 529 Popular votes. Democratic's nominee was Adlai Stevenson and John Sparkman as running mate.