|Text on Button||PEACE * PROGRESS * PROSPERITY IKE / PEACE * PROGRESS * PROSPERITY DICK|
A lenticular image that switches between a black and white photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower's head surrounded by white text on a gray background, and a black and white photograph of Richard Nixon's head surrounded by black text on a white background.
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Includes a Lithographers Union Bug
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After commanding the victorious allied forces in France and North Africa during WWII, General Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower was persuaded to run for President in the early 1950s. He chose as his running mate Richard M. Nixon, who at the time was a senator from California known for convicting the Soviet spy Alger Hiss.
The pair won a landslide victory, and Ike remained committed to his policy of maintaining world peace. He quickly negotiated the end of the Korean War, and sought friendly relations with Russia. Although he and Nixon would disagree on fundamental issues surrounding foreign policy and civil rights, the two would nevertheless remain close, especially after Ike’s grandson married Nixon’s daughter. Ike would later endorse Nixon’s own presidency in 1969.
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