Omeka - Digital History at Ursinus

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FDR and the Democratic Party were assailed by Republican speakers at a political rally in the gymnasium at the height of the presidential election of 1932.

The Weekly provided a presidential straw ballot for the students to mark and sign and then submit for counting. The results of this ballot were later revealed.

The majority of Ursinus students, 268, voted for the Republican ticket (Hoover), while a strong minority, 154 in all, voted for the Socialist and Democratic tickets. This election marked a major shift in the political identity of the student body of…
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