Hands off Nicaragua!

Hands off Nicaragua!

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A homemade poster protesting US aid to the Contras in Nicaragua. The United States government supported the Contras, right wing groups that opposed the Socialist Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction Government. The Sandinistas were viewed as an economic and security threat to the United States. The contras downplayed various human rights violations and use of terrorist tactics especially during the Reagan Administration. Congress banned further support of the Contras, but the Reagan administration continued aid through what is now known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
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Object Name
Reagan, Ronald Wilson
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
red, white, blue, yellow (overall color)
overall: 20 in x 14 in; 50.8 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Harold W. Ellis
Protest and Civil Disobedience
History, Reform Movements, Black, Civil Rights
Latin America
Central America
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Princeton Posters
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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