TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 9 P38

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 9 P38 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 358 STATES RIGHTS PARTY Strom Thurmond then-governor of South Carolina was nominated as the presidential candidate by delegates to the States Rights Party Convention held in July 1948. AP IMAGES vanquished the South but also had presided over the period known as reconstruction. As a result white southerners chose to join the democratic party and to elect only Democratic candidates to local and state office. So one-sided was this electoral system that for a number of years the former Confederate states were known as the solid South . in the decades that followed Reconstruction the Democratic Party experienced change and evolution regarding its official views on a number of issues including civil rights and integration. Southern Democrats had begun to feel extremely uncomfortable in the party that they viewed as having become far too liberal. in 1947 President harry s. truman gave a speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People naacp that called for the federal government to be the vigilant protector of the civil rights of all Americans. Truman repeated the phrase all Americans leaving no doubt that he meant African Americans should be among those who were guaranteed equality of opportunity. This speech was anathema to the southern Democrats who were staunch supporters of segregation and the preservation of white power . In 1948 the Republicans for the second time chose New York governor thomas e. dewey to be their presidential candidate. in July 1948 the Democrats held a convention in which they nominated Harry S. Truman the former vice-president who had succeeded franklin d. roosevelt when the latter died on April 12 1945. The linchpin of the 1948 Democratic Party platform became its support for civil rights legislation. Many Democrats were wary of supporting the platform because they feared that the party would splinter over the opposing views of civil rights. The delegates from the southern states were vocal in their opposition and .