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Standards Index: Topic 5.10: Modern Campaigns
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Skill 1.E: Explain how political processes apply to different scenarios in context.
2004 Democratic Convention: The Importance of the Keynote Speech
Students will learn how the communications professionals at national party conventions choose speakers and coordinate messaging, and how Barack Obama was chosen in 2004 to make the keynote speech that launched his national political career and changed the course of American history.