|Text on Button||CARTER MONDALE 1980|
Orange and white text on a green background
|Curl Text||union bug MILLENNIUM GROUP 924 CHERRY ST., PHILA. PA 19107|
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President Jimmy Carter and his Vice President Walter Mondale faced a difficult re-election in the 1980 election. Carter’s first term (1976-1980) was rocked by economic upheaval from the OPEC oil embargo and loss of confidence in the Federal government following the handling of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. The American people expressed their dissatisfaction after a decisive election concluded with Republican candidate Ronald Reagan receiving electoral votes from 44 states while Incumbent Carter received electoral votes from only six states. This dissatisfaction is reflected in other memorabilia from the election like this button in the museum's collection: http://www.buttonmuseum.org/buttons/anybody-carter .