History of national party nominating conventions in the US
Papers should be five double-spaced pages and contain in-text citations where applicable.
Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay. Remember to use specific examples from class.
- Review the history of national party nominating conventions.
- What are the formal and informal purposes?
- How and why have nominating conventions changed over the years?
- What factors influenced those changes?
- Reflect upon the 2016 Republican and Democrat Party nominating conventions.
- How were the 2016 conventions different than previous years?
- How were they similar?
- Did you find anything regarding the conventions surprising?
- What event at both conventions did you find the most interesting?