History of national party nominating conventions in the US


History of national party nominating conventions in the US

Instructions

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?
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