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Button

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Title:
Button
Date: 
ca.1972
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.2 cm )
Date End: 
1 972
Description: 
Circular metal pin-back button "IMPEACH/NIXON!"; white and red.
Credit Line: 
Gift of David Klotz
Object Number: 
2001.75
Gallery Label: 
Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States in 1969 and was re-elected in 1972. He resigned his Presidency due to the Watergate scandal, in which he allowed the break-in and electronic bugging of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate apartment and office building complex.
Date Begin: 
1972
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group