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Standards Index: Topic 5.8: Electing a President
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Skill 1.E: Explain how political processes apply to different scenarios in context.
The Birth of Party Conventions: the Anti-Masonic Party (1831)
Students will learn why the populist and conspiracy-obsessed Anti-Masonic Party held America’s first political party convention, a democratizing innovation that changed forever the way Americans choose their presidents.
1976 Republican Convention: Ford vs Reagan
Students will learn the context surrounding the battle between Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford at the 1976 Republican National Convention, one of the only party conventions in modern history in which an active contest for delegates at the convention determined the outcome.