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Coolidge and Dawes

Coolidge and Dawes Political Button Museum
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COOLIDGE AND DAWES
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Red, white and blue striped background with white and blue text

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GREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO
PAT FEB 13 1817

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This button comes from Calvin Coolidge and his running mate Charles Dawes’ presidential campaign in 1924. Coolidge had risen to fame as Governor of Massachusetts, and was elected as Vice-President under Warren G. Harding in 1920. President Harding died during his term, making Coolidge the president in 1923, and in 1924 he ran for the presidency with Dawes, winning 54% of the votes. During Coolidge’s second term he granted citizenship to Native Americans, loosened government controls on the economy, and reduced the role of government programs. Coolidge decided not to run again in 1928, and retired to his home in Massachusetts after his term ended, making radio addresses and writing a news column until his death in 1933.

Calvin Coolidge. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Coolidge.

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