1996 Democratic National Convention

1996 Democratic National Convention

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1996 Democratic National Convention

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The 1996 Democratic National Convention of the was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois from August 26 to August 29, 1996. Incumbent Democrat Bill Clinton was renominated for President of United States.

Site selection

Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and San Antonio, were originally as host cities. On August 4, 1994, it was announced that Chicago had beat out the other finalist, San Antonio, for the right to host the convention. This would mark the first time Chicago hosted any political convention since the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Notable speakers

The convention's keynote speaker was Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana The nomination speech was given by Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. Other notable speakers included former New York governor Mario Cuomo, First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton, actor Christopher Reeve, House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, and other Senators Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, and John Kerry and Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.

Clinton's renomination speech

Clinton's speech on August 29, included his vision for the 2000's decade, included tax cuts for the...
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