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Carter Mondale Peanut

Carter Mondale Peanut Political Button Museum
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Carter Mondale
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White background with black cursive text and a gold painted peanut attached to the button

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Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale were the winners of the 1976 United States Presidential Election and served from 1977-1981. After defeating President Gerald Ford by a vote of 297 Electoral votes to 240, Carter became the 39th person to serve as President of the United States and Mondale was the country's 42nd Vice-President. They were defeated in the 1980 election by Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush in what was considered a "landslide."

Several achievements came from their time in office, including the Panama Canal Treaties, the Camp David Accords, a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, and the establishment of diplomatic ties with China. In 2002, Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in diplomacy and advocacy during and after his presidency.

Prior to his career in politics, Carter was a peanut farmer. When he ran for President in 1976, his hometown of Plains, GA commissioned a large peanut statue to promote his campaign. For this reason, the image of a peanut appears on various buttons and campaign-related items for the Carter-Mondale campaigns.


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