Three yellowed stars over blue horizontal stripe above blue text above red vertical stripes over yellowed background.
BASTIAN BROS. CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. Union bug
This button is from Franklin D. Roosevelt's (1882-1945) 1936 US Presidential reelection campaign. Roosevelt took office in 1933 and served until 1945. He is the longest serving president in US history. When he took office, the US was nearly four years into the Great Depression. With the help of federal programs, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, New Deal, and Works Progress Administration, Roosevelt managed to enliven America's collective morale and move towards a stable national economy in his first and second terms. By his third term, the US was in a two-front war with Germany and Japan. Roosevelt died about four months before the end of the war with Japan and less than a month before the end of the war with Germany.