Sunday, November 4, 2012

HISTORICAL POLITICAL BUTTONS - LANDON 0 KNOX , ANTI - ROOSEVELT ELECTION PINS


LANDON KNOX Button 1936 vs. 

Roosevelt Presidential Election

One of the earliest and rarest political buttons - from the most lopsided, landslide victory of Franklin Roosevelt over Alf Landon in 1936.  Landon was from Kansas, thus the unique felt sunflower backing.   By winning 523 electoral vote,  Roosevelt received 98.49% of the electoral vote, the highest percentage since 1820. (Wikepedia). The above botton was enlarged 8x for clarity.
The United States presidential election of 1936 was the most lopsided presidential election in the history of the United States in terms of electoral votes. In terms of the popular vote, it was the third biggest victory since the election of 1820, which was not seriously contested. The election took place as the Great Depression entered its eighth year. Incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt was still working to push the provisions of his New Deal economic policy through Congress and the courts. However, the New Deal policies he had already enacted, such as Social Securityand unemployment benefits, had proven to be highly popular with most Americans. Roosevelt's Republican opponent was Governor Alf Landon of Kansas, a political moderate.Although some political pundits predicted a close race, Roosevelt went on to win the greatest electoral landslide since the beginning of the current two-party system in the 1850s, carrying all but 8 electoral votes. Roosevelt carried every state except Maine and Vermont.
But, not everyone liked Roosevelt as we see below...  HTTP://WWW.OldiesCountry.com

HISTORICAL POLITICAL BUTTONS - 

ANTI - ROOSEVELT 

FDR was one of the most popular, successful US Presidents, but he wasn't without his detractors, witnessed by these buttons circa 1940s

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