Republican & Democratic Convention History (1856-2008)

This page links to resources about the history of the Republican and Democratic national political conventions.


1856 Republican Convention (Philadelphia)
History of the Republican Convention in Philadelphia
(Independence Hall Association)
http://www.ushistory.org/gop/history/avery1-56.htm
The Political Graveyard

http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1856/
Philadelphia: Convention City
(Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
http://www2.hsp.org/exhibits/convention/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1856 Democratic Convention (Cincinnati)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1856/
Convention Proceedings: 1856
(Making of America Books)
http://www.hti.umich.edu/
cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=AHM4869
Biography of James Buchanan (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jb15.html
Video: James Buchanan (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/buchanan/video
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1860 Republican Convention (Chicago)
The 1860 Republican National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1860.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1860/
Elections: 1860 Overview (HarpWeek)
http://elections.harpweek.com/
1860/Overview-1860-1.htm
Why Chicago? (Chicago Historical Society)
http://www.chicagohs.org/history/politics.html
Convention Ticket
(Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1944 Republican Convention (Chicago)
The 1944 Republican National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1944.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1944/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1944 Democratic Convention (Chicago)
The 1944 Democratic National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1944a.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1944/
FDR’s Address to the Convention
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/fr32.html
Biography of Harry S. Truman (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ht33.html
Video: Harry S. Truman (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/truman/video
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1948 Republican Convention (Philadelphia)
History of the Republican Convention in Philadelphia
(Independence Hall Association)
http://www.ushistory.org/gop/history/avery1-48.htm
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1948/
Philadelphia: Convention City
(Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
http://hsp.org/exhibits/convention/1948_main.html
Pioneers In Reality TV (CBS News, 2000)
http://www.cbsnews.com
The Scene of the Crime (CNN, 2000)
http://edition.cnn.com/2000/
ALLPOLITICS/ stories/07/19/greenfield.column/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1948 Democratic Convention (Philadelphia)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1948/
Philadelphia: Convention City
(Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
http://hsp.org/exhibits/convention/1948_main.html
Truman’s Acceptance Speech (PBS NewsHour)
http://pbs.org/newshour/
character/links/truman_speech.html
Biography of Harry S. Truman (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ht33.html
Video: Harry S. Truman (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/truman/video
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347387
Audio: Truman’s Acceptance Speech (Truman Library)
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/educ/1948.htm
Audio: In 1948, Democrats Weathered Civil Rights Divide (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
1948 Democratic Convention: The South Secedes Again
(Smithsonian magazine, August 2008)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1952 Republican Convention (Chicago)
The 1952 Republican National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1952.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1952/
Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/de34.html
Video: Dwight D. Eisenhower (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/eisenhower/video
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/conventions/past.eisenhower.html
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1952 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1952 Democratic Convention (Chicago)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1952/
Truman Speech
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Adlai E. Stevenson Speech
(Internet Archive /American Rhetoric)
Audio: First Nationally Televised Political Convention
(NPR, Walter Cronkite, 2002)
http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/20020708.atc.05.ram
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347424
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1956 Republican Convention (San Francisco)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1956/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: Universal Newsreel Coverage-1 (Internet Archive)
http://www.archive.org/details/1956-08-20_Republican_Convention
Video: Universal Newsreel Coverage-2 (Internet Archive)
http://www.archive.org/details/1956-08-23_Its_Ike_and_Nixon
Video: 1956 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1956 Democratic Convention (Chicago)
The 1956 Democratic National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1956.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1956/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: Part 1 — CBS News Coverage with Walter Cronkite (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQGNuZhLwIY
Video: Part 2 — CBS News Coverage with Walter Cronkite (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6ksNOvFxIE
Video: Part 3 — CBS News Coverage with Walter Cronkite (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWhEr2Jyz0s
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347489
Video: David Broder Remembers (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1960 Republican Convention (Chicago)
The 1960 Republican National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1960.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1960/
Eisenhower Speech
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: Universal Newsreel Coverage (Internet Archive)
http://www.archive.org/
Video: 1960 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Video: Former President Herbert Hoover
at the 1960 Convention
(YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFtIpL2t6N0&feature
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1960 Democratic Convention (Los Angeles)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1960/
Biography of John F. Kennedy (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html
Video: John F. Kennedy (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/kennedy/video
Biography of Lyndon B. Johnson (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/lj36.html
Audio: Kennedy Accepting Nomination (JFK Library)
http://www.jfklibrary.org
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/demconvention/past.1960.html
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: JFK’s Inaugural Address, Part 1 (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE0iPY7XGBo
Video: JFK’s Inaugural Address, Part 2 (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s6U8GActdQ
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347527
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1964 Republican Convention (San Francisco)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1964/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
1964 Republican Convention: Revolution from the Right
(Smithsonian magazine, August 2008)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com
Audio: Barry Goldwater Speech (American Rhetoric)
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
speeches/barrygoldwater1964rnc.htm
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/conventions/past.goldwater.html
Video: 1964 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Video: CBS News Campaign Coverage – Part One (YouTube)
(Part Two) (Part Three) (Part Four)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LibWvOoG4aI&feature
Video: David Broder Remembers (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1964 Democratic Convention (Atlantic City)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1964/
Robert Kennedy Speech
(Internet Archive / JFK Library)
http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/r082764.htm
Audio: Atlantic City Revisited (Minnesota Public Radio, 2000)
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/
features/200002/11_olsond_mondalelectures/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: Daisy political TV ad (YouTube) (See also: 2008 NYT story)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63h_v6uf0Ao&eurl
Biography of Lyndon B. Johnson (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/lj36.html
Video: Lyndon B. Johnson (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/lbj/video
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347582
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1968 Republican Convention (Miami Beach)

The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1968/
Biography of Richard M. Nixon (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/rn37.html
Video: Richard M. Nixon (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/nixon/video 
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1968 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1968 Democratic Convention (Chicago)
1968: A Convention in Crisis
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://www.chicagohs.org/history/politics/1968.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1968/
Chicago ’68: An Introduction (Dean Blobaum)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/1553/
Grooving in Chi (Terry Southern, 1968, Esquire/PBS NewsHour)
http://pbs.org/newshour/convention96/retro/southern.html
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/demconvention/past.1968.html
Audio: Recalling the Mayhem of ’68 Convention
(Walter Cronkite, NPR, July 23, 2004)
http://www.npr.org
Video: Network TV News Primary Coverage
from June 1968 (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMr97_M7okw
Video: CBS News Convention Coverage
of “Strong-Arm Tactics” (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EeGV-gKnIM&feature
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: CBS News Convention Coverage
that shows “Dan Rather Punched” (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrlYRWD_tnA&feature
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347826
1968 Democratic Convention: The Bosses Strike Back
(Smithsonian magazine, August 2008)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1972 Republican Convention (Miami Beach)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1972/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1972 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1972 Democratic Convention (Miami Beach)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1972/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
George McGovern Acceptance Speech (4president.org)
http://www.4president.org/speeches/mcgovern1972acceptance.htm
Video: CBS/WTOP News Coverage of Election Night (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Cbri5x6vA
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347856
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1976 Republican Convention (Kansas City)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1976/
Ford’s Remarks Accepting Nomination
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Biography of Gerald R. Ford (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gf38.html
Video: Gerald R. Ford (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/ford/video
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/conventions/past.reagan_ford.html
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1976 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Video: Gerald Ford’s Speech at Convention (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IRrQZg3FDE
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1976 Democratic Convention (New York City)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1976/
Audio: Barbara Jordan Keynote Address (American Rhetoric)
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
Biography of Jimmy Carter (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jc39.html
Video: Jimmy Carter (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/carter/video
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347918
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/demconvention/past.1976.html
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1980 Republican Convention (Detroit)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1980/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Biography of Ronald Reagan (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/rr40.html
Video: Ronald Reagan (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/reagan/video
Video: 1980 Ronald Reagan Speech (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmmgVFByeaI
Video: 1980 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1980 Democratic Convention (New York City)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1980/
Edward M. Kennedy Address
(Internet Archive / Kennedy Library)
http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/e081280.htm
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: CBS News Election Night Coverage – Part Three (YouTube)
(Part One) (Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMpQqDP-nk
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26347960
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1984 Republican Convention (Dallas)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1984/
Biography of Ronald Reagan (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/rr40.html
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1984 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1984 Democratic Convention (San Francisco)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1984/
Audio: Mario Cuomo Keynote Address (American Rhetoric)
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: ABC News Coverage of Election Night (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh95GHiYD4o&feature=related
Video: CBS News Coverage of Election Night (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e4t1qKGFao&feature=related
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26348014
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1988 Republican Convention (New Orleans)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1988/
Biography of George Herbert Walker Bush (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gb41.html
Video: George Herbert Walker Bush (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/georgebush/video
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/conventions/past.bushsenior.html
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1988 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1988 Democratic Convention (Atlanta)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1988/
Audio: Ann Richards Keynote Address (American Rhetoric)
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
speeches/annrichards1988dnc.htm
Audio: Conventions Past (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/news/national/
election2000/demconvention/past.1988.html
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26348240
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1992 Republican Convention (Houston)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1992/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1992 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1992 Democratic Convention (New York City)

The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1992/
Biography of William J. Clinton (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/bc42.html
Video: William J. Clinton (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/billclinton/video
Audio: Nomination Acceptance Address (American Rhetoric)
http://americanrhetoric.com/speeches/wjclinton1992dnc.htm
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26348272
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1996 Republican Convention (San Diego)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/1996/
PBS NewsHour
http://pbs.org/newshour/
convention96/republican_index.html
San Diego Convention Will Be Scripted for TV
(Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/
national/longterm/campaign/gopmeet.htm
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 1996 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

1996 Democratic Convention (Chicago)
The 1996 Democratic National Convention
(Chicago Historical Society)
http://chicagohs.org/history/politics/1996.html
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/1996/
A Short History of the Windy City’s Selection (CNN)
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/conventions/
chicago/facts/tidbits/chicago.history.shtml
PBS NewsHour
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/convention96/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26348299
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

2000 Republican Convention (Philadelphia)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/R/2000/
Republican Convention (Democracy in Action)
http://www.gwu.edu/~action/repconv/repconvmain.html
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/library/
politics/camp/whouse/gop.html
CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/
ELECTION/2000/conventions/republican/
PBS Online NewsHour
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/
U.S. News & World Report
http://usnews.com/usnews/news/election/gop/
Biography of George W. Bush (White House)
http://whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html
Video: George W. Bush (History Channel)
http://www.history.com/presidents/georgewbush/video 
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Video: 2000 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

2000 Democratic Convention (Los Angeles)
The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/parties/D/2000/
Democratic Convention (Democracy in Action)
http://www.gwu.edu/~action/demconv/demconvmain.html
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/library/
politics/camp/whouse/dem.html
CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/
ELECTION/2000/conventions/democratic/
Video: CBS News Convention Coverage (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp3SX2_Sjdo
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26348372
U.S. News & World Report / Internet Archive
http://usnews.com/usnews/news/election/dem/
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

2004 Republican Convention (New York City)
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Speech by George W. Bush (White House Transcript)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
Speeches from Republican Convention
(PresidentialRhetoric.com)
http://www.presidentialrhetoric.com/campaign/rnc.html
CNN
http://www.cnn.com/
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com
Video: C-Span Collection of 2004 Campaign Ads
http://www.c-span.org/2004vote/campads.asp
Video: 2004 Campaign Commercials (Museum of the Moving Image)
http://livingroomcandidate.movingimage.us
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

2004 Democratic Convention (Boston)
Democratic Convention Web site (Internet Archive)
http://web.archive.org/
Poynter Online Election Coverage
http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=50
Political Party Platform
(The American Presidency Project)
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Speeches from Democratic Convention
(PresidentialRhetoric.com)
http://www.presidentialrhetoric.com/campaign/dnc.html
Video: PBS Coverage of Obama’s 2004 Convention Speech (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36IsXj686Vc
Video: NBC News
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/26334551#26348428
CNN
http://www.cnn.com/
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

2008 Republican Convention (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota)
(September 1 – September 4, 2008)
Republican National Convention (and Blog)
http://www.GOPConvention2008.com/
Minneapolis Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee
http://www.msp2008.com/
Republican National Committee
http://www.gop.com/
John McCain Web site
http://www.johnmccain.com
List of Minnesota TV stations (NewsDirectory)
http://www.newsdirectory.com/tv.php?p=mn
List of Minnesota Newspapers (NewsVoyager)
http://www.newsvoyager.com
StarTribune (Convention News)
http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/conventions/
Pioneer Press (Politics)
http://www.twincities.com/politics
C-SPAN Convention Hub: The Republicans
http://38.105.88.241/
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com
Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com
CQ Politics
http://www.cqpolitics.com
Politico
http://www.politico.com
TVNewser (2008 Conventions)
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser
CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com
ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com
MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com
Fox News
http://elections.foxnews.com/
CNN
http://www.cnn.com  
Online News Hour
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2008/dnc/
NPR
http://www.npr.org
Poynter Online Coverage from the Conventions
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=129
Video: Election ’08 Ads (WSJ)
http://online.wsj.com/
Video: GOP Convention YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/gopconvention
Video: Convention History & Memorabilia (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tppDD0sTuOU
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/
Google News Search (“Republican Convention”)
http://news.google.com

2008 Democratic Convention (Denver, Colorado)
(August 25 – August 28, 2008)
Democratic National Convention (and Blog)
http://www.demconvention.com/
Denver Host Committee
http://www.denverconvention2008.com/
Democratic National Committee
http://www.democrats.org/
Barack Obama Web site
http://www.barackobama.com
List of Colorado TV Stations (NewsDirectory)
http://www.newsdirectory.com/tv.php?p=co
List of Colorado Newspapers (NewsVoyager)
http://www.newsvoyager.com
The Denver Post (Politics West)
http://politicswest.com/democratic_national_convention
The Rocky Mountain News (DNC 2008)
http://rockymountainnews.com/news/news/politics/denver-dnc/
C-SPAN Convention Hub: The Democrats
http://38.105.88.215/
The Big Tent
http://www.bigtentdenver.org 
DemConWatch
http://www.demconwatchblog.com/
Video: Democratic Convention YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/demconvention
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/
Google News Search (“Democratic Convention”)
http://news.google.com

GENERAL RESOURCES
Presidential Nominating Conventions and Television
(Museum of Broadcast Communications)
http://www.museum.tv/
Past Convention Coverage: History of Political Conventions
(New York Times, 1996) http://www.nytimes.com
Origins of the Convention Process (PBS NewsHour, 1996)
http://pbs.org/newshour/convention96
Republican National Convention History (CNN, 2000)
http://www.cnn.com
Democratic National Convention History (CNN, 2000)
http://www.cnn.com
Republican National Political Conventions
(Library of Congress, 2004)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/republican_conventions.pdf
National Political Conventions of the 20th Century
(Washington Post, 2000)
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/conventions/
Those Golden Moments from Past Conventions (MSNBC, 2004)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5464091/
Parties to History: Four Political Conventions that Changed America
(Smithsonian Magazine, August 2008)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/
Presidential Campaigns and Candidates (4president.org)
http://4president.org/
Think you know your Democratic convention trivia? (CNN, 2008)
http://www.cnn.com

History of Major Party Conventions (Washington Watch)
http://www.mikeswashingtonwatch.com/
Video: Bob Schieffer on Convention History (CBS, 2008)
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4378308n
Video: Best and Worst of Conventions (CNN, 2008)
http://www.cnn.com/
Video: The Make or Break Moments in Presidential Campaign History
(YouTube/CQPolitics, 2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOZdK3mqinU
Video: A Brief History of the Conventions (CQPolitics, 2008)
http://www.cqpolitics.com
Audio: Retelling Tales of Contentious Conventions (NPR, 2004)
http://npr.org
Audio: Republican History, Part One (Part Two) (NPR, 2000)
http://npr.org
Audio: Democratic History, Part One (Part Two) (NPR, 2000)
http://npr.org
How Political Conventions Work (How Stuff Works)
http://people.howstuffworks.com/political-convention.htm

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