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Standards Index: Topic 8.9: The Great Society
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Skill 1.B: Explain a historical process.
Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE)
1964 Republican Convention: Chaos & Conservatism
Students will learn how Senator Barry Goldwater’s nomination in 1964 led to a disastrous Republican convention and a Democratic landslide in November, but not without giving birth to the conservative movement that has come to dominate today’s Republican Party.