Census Badge, 1900

Description
The U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government take a census every ten years. Citizens are required by law to be counted and to participate in this fundamental aspect of the democratic process. The primary purpose of the census is to allocate seats in the House of Representatives to the states according to their population. This badge was issued to census officials in 1900.
associated date
1900
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
PL.248406.73
catalog number
248406.73
accession number
248406
Credit Line
Mrs. S. Hazen Shea
subject
Census, US
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History