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Aug. 2, 2020

S006 – It’s Convention Time!

S006 – It’s Convention Time!

Year(s) Discussed: 1824-1992

Since the first national party convention in the United States in September 1831, party conventions have played a key role in American politics. In this episode, we explore the role of these gatherings in determining presidential nominees as well as setting agendas through the party platform and examine a few notable conventions in detail.


Special thanks to Micah of Number One Observatory Circle, Shawn of the American History Podcast, Elizabeth of the FLOTUS Podcast, and Robin for providing the intro quotes for this episode!

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Featured Image: “A view inside the Interstate Exposition Building (known as the “Glass Palace”) during the [Republican National] convention” by C D Mosher [2 Jun 1880], courtesy of Wikipedia


Featured Image: “Eleanor Roosevelt addresses Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois. July 18, 1940,” courtesy of Wikipedia