1964: "Goldwater and the New Conservatives"


Learn how the presidential candidacy of Senator Barry Goldwater inspired a group of young conservatives to shape what became known as the New Conservative Movement in this video from American Experience: “1964.” Despite the predominance of Democrats in the White House and in the Senate, events in 1964 sowed the seeds for what would eventually emerge as a stronger Republican Party that was able to win the White House in 1968. This resource is part of the American Experience Collection.

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