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Shaping National Identity, Conclusion

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Commemorative stamp subjects from the 1920s and early 1930s tell stories about America’s origins and nation’s founders. All of these subjects are male and of European descent. We can see through the petitioning process that ordinary citizens became invested in the subjects of commemorative stamps. Civic, cultural, and political groups saw power that the USPOD held in influencing public understanding of the American past through printing and circulating historical narratives on stamps. Campaigning for and against commemoratives would continue into the 1930s, by unrepresented groups, as the number of stamps printed increased during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency.

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