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Al Smith's 1928 Campaign Badges
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Origin

Al Smith

Type

Campaign Badges

Effects

Increases the user's desire to drink alcohol

Downsides

User will be disliked by those of the Protestant faith

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Constatine-77GH

Date of Collection

June 24, 1992

[Source]


OriginEdit

Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American statesman who was elected Governor of New York four times and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. He was the foremost urban leader of the efficiency-oriented Progressive Movement and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. As a committed "wet" (anti-Prohibition) candidate, Smith attracted not only drinkers but also voters angered by the corruption and lawlessness brought about by prohibition. However, he was feared among Protestants, including German Lutherans and Southern Baptists, who believed that the Catholic Church and the Pope would dictate his policies. Most importantly, this was a time of national prosperity under a Republican Presidency, and Smith lost in a landslide to Republican Herbert Hoover.

EffectsEdit

When worn, the pin fills the user with the desire to consume alcohol, especially if said consumption is illegal or otherwise frowned upon in any way to the user. However, wearing the badge will also cause the user to be disliked by Protestants.

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