Political Party Conventions Analytical Essay by Write Fine

Political Party Conventions
Presents the history and gives an overview of the U.S. political party conventions.
# 112497 | 1,315 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper states that, although some people feel that contemporary, image-laden U.S. political party conventions are no longer important, for every dull convention, there are those where vital issues were decided such as the divisive split between the Democrats and the 'Dixiecrats' in 1940. The paper relates the debate on the effects, created by televising the national convention, on the nature of the conventions themselves. The paper also reviews several Democratic and Republican conventions from the 19th to the 21st century. The paper concludes, that, no matter how carefully scripted the convention and how certain the nominee, that politics is a volatile mixture, which cannot be micromanaged by any political party.

Sample of Sources Used:

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