The Birth of the U.S. Political Convention in 1831

The Birth of the U.S. Political Convention in 1831

In 1831, a radical third party came up with a new way to select a presidential candidate, one that is in use today: the national nominating convention. This video, released in 2016, has insights that continue to resonate.

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