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Harrison and Protection

Harrison and Protection Political Button Museum
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Harrison and Protection, 1892
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A photograph of a man appears inside of a ring of red white and blue, in which golden text is inscribed. 

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AMERICAN TIN PLATE MADE BY NORTON BROS CHICAGO

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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was the 23rd President of the United States. His term in office lasted from 1889-1893. He was also the grandson of the 9th U.S. President, William Henry Harrison. A Republican, Benjamin Harrison ran for a second presidential term in 1892 against Democrat Grover Cleveland, who had already served a term as President immediately prior to Harrison, from 1885 to 1889. As seen in this button, Harrison ran on a platform that focused in part on protectionism, or restraining trade with other states through tariffs on imported goods. Harrison lost the election to Cleveland. 

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PO0188
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