The History of U.S. Political Conventions

Jul 12, 2016

The first national political convention was held in 1831 in Baltimore, Maryland for Henry Clay. His party, the National Republicans, consisted of 155 delegates from 18 states, and they chose him unanimously. With less than a week before the Republican National Convention, we take a look at past conventions and how they have changed throughout the years. 


This show originally aired on July 12, 2016 at 10 a.m.