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"If I Were 21..." Kennedy campaign pin

Object Number: 2014.074.0020
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Pin
Date: 1960
Dimensions: Diameter: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Medium: Metal
Description
Large round metal pin-back campaign button that reads "If I were 21 I'd Vote for Kennedy."

The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 years by the 26th Amendment, passed in time for the 1972 presidential election. At the time of the Kennedy-Nixon election in 1960, citizens still had to be 21 in order to vote.
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