|Text on Button||NI NI X ON ON|
Large black 'X' in center of button, with 'NI's and 'ON's in red to form the name 'Nixon' twice on a white background.
|Curl Text||© DONALDSON 1972 (union bug)|
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Richard Nixon (R-CA) ran for re-election against U.S. Senator George McGovern (D-SD) in the 1972 Presidential election. Nixon won in a landslide victory, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote. He was also the first Republican to sweep the southern states. The 1972 election was the first time 18 year olds were allowed to vote because of the ratification of the 26th Amendment in 1971. By 1974, both President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew would resign, Nixon due to the Watergate scandal and Agnew due to corruption charges during his time as governor of Maryland.
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U.S. Constitution - Twenty-Sixth Amendment | Resources | Constitution Annotated | Congress.gov | Library of Congress. (2021). Retrieved 25 February 2021, from https://tinyurl.com/w5m978sc