Environmental Button


The slogan on this button refers to James G. Watt, who was named Secretary of the Interior by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Due to controversial positions regarding the commercial development of federal lands, environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, and Friends of the Earth criticized Watt during his tenure and called for his ouster. Watt resigned in 1983 after making inappropriate comments before Congress regarding the makeup of his department.

Date Made: 1981-1983

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Environmental Movement

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0014.1528Accession Number: 2003.0014Catalog Number: 2003.0014.1528

Object Name: button

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: .33 cm x 5.8 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 5/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8b1c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1285324

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