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Ike and Dick

Ike and Dick Political Button Museum
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Union Bug

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This button is for Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) and Richard M. Nixon (Dick). Eisenhower and Nixon ran on the Republican ticket and won in both 1952 and 1956. The eight year administration is considered some of the best of the 20th century. Eisenhower served in World War I and served as the Supreme Allied Commander in World War II. The popular slogan for the Eisenhower campaign was "I Like Ike." Due to Eisenhower's moderate stances, Nixon was an essential choice in order to rally all part of the Republican base together. Under Eisenhower, the interstate highway system was created, the quality of life for middle-class white Americans improved, and Alaska and Hawaii were added to the Union. Nixon devoted nearly his entire eight years to foreign policy affairs. His most famous event being an impromptu debate with Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow known as "The Kitchen Debate." 

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