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Census Enumerator Badge, 1960

Census Enumerator Badge, 1960

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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 worn by census administrators in 1960.
Object Name
badge, census
date made
Physical Description
paper, plastic (overall material)
white, red, blue (overall color)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 8.89 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Census, US
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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