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Button, Wendell Willkie, 1940

Button, Wendell Willkie, 1940

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Republican candidate Wendell Willkie looked for many ways to challenge his Democratic opponent President Franklin D. Roosevelt who ran for an unprecedented third term in 1940. This button attacked FDR’s popular radio speeches. Negative slogans like this one were unsuccessful as FDR won re-election easily.
Object Name
Button
Date made
1940
referenced
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
white; blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/8 in; x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
2003.0317.119
catalog number
2003.0317
accession number
2003.0317
subject
Political Campaigns
Presidential Campaign of 1940
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign 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
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