Conservatives in the 20th Century

the modern conservative movement beginning in the 1960s

Early 20th Century

Conservatism in the 1st two decades of the 20th cetury was marked by a lassiez faire philosophy that equated the welfare of business with the welfare of the United States.

(eg Calvin Coolidge - "The business of America is business.". Conservatism was also based upon the belief that individuals should solve their own problems without government intervention (Herbert Hoover - rugged individualism).


Conservatism began to a mjor force in United States' politcs, particulrly in the Republican Party, in the 1950s.

Early 20th Century

Modern Conservative Origins in the 1950s and 1960s

The Success of Conservative Republicans