Through the Lens: North Dakota Returns to Two-Party Politics

After nearly four decades, North Dakota returned to two-party politics with the switch of the Nonpartisan League (NPL) from the Republican to the Democratic Party in 1956. In 1958, the newly formed party nominated the first Democratic-NPL congressman in North Dakota's history, Quentin Burdick, birthing a new generation of state political leaders.


Through the Lens: North Dakota as Seen by Television in the 1950s (1986); State Historical Society of North Dakota

Grade Level

2 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies