Census Badge, 1900


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

Used: Census, US


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Mrs. S. Hazen Shea

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.248406.73Catalog Number: 248406.73Accession Number: 248406

Object Name: Badge

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-3e43-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_514198

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