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Traditional yellow smiley face design in the center of an orange button with green text along the top and the bottom edges

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The classic yellow smiley face is comprised of a yellow circle, two black dots for eyes, and a black arc ending in serifs for a mouth. It was designed in 1963 by commercial artist, Harvey Ross Ball. Ball was commissioned by The State Mutual Life Insurance Company to create a happy face to raise the morale of their employees. His version was created in 10 minutes. The design was printed onto more than 50 million buttons. Neither Ball nor the company copyrighted this smiley, so it was continually used by other businesses in their promotions.
The design and concept is quite simple and was definitely used before Ball’s 1963 version. However, his has become the most iconic. Variations have been used for advertising campaigns and in popular culture ever since.

The Democratic Party was founded in 1828 by Andrew Jackson’s supporters. It is one of the two major political parties with the other being the Republican Party. Andrew Jackson was the first Democrat to become President of the USA. There have been a total of 15 Democratic presidents in the United States. Ideology within the party was switched around the time of the Civil War and again reorganized in the 1930s. The Democratic Party in recent years has focused on advocating for civil liberty, a mixed-economy, social equality, and the philosophy of modern liberalism.


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