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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

 
Candidates at the Convention


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

speeches A. On the third day, the Presidential candidate is __________.
nominated B. On the first day of the national convention, party leaders deliver _______ promoting the party's platform and candidates and criticizing the opposition's.
A ticket C. How does the national convention end?
With the Presidential candidate's acceptance speech D. Together the Presidential nominee and the vice presidential nominee are known as what?
On their ability to step into the role of the Presidency, if necessary E. How have Vice Presidential running mates been selected lately?


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The first national convention of the Democratic Party began in Baltimore on May 21, 1832. In that year the infamous 2/3 rule was created, requiring a 2/3 majority to nominate a candidate, in order to show the party's unanimous support of Martin Van Buren for vice president.

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