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    William Jennings Bryan: Oklahoma Statehood Button. It is difficult to determine the purpose and origin of this multicolored 1 ¼" button. Based on the Native American and Indian settlement, we assume it was issued around the time of Oklahoma's admission to the Union in November 1907. "Let the People Rule" was a slogan used by William Jennings Bryan in his last bid for election in 1908. The title of the button, "Democracy", also leads us to attribute this to Bryan. Teddy Roosevelt was a proponent of the "Square Deal" while this button, anticipating FDR, promises a "New Deal". In any event, it is a rare and colorful political button. The back metal components are partially rusted with some fox marks around the curl, some of which just barely appear on the front.

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