A month-by-month look at the top political stories from July 2016 in the United States.
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The Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio from July 18-21.
The Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio from July 18-21. This was the first time the city had hosted the convention since 1936. On the first day of the convention, delegates from all fifty states and six territories cast their votes for the presidential nomination. Donald Trump received 1,725 votes, more than the 1,237 needed to win the nomination. Indiana Governor Mike Pence was selected as Trump’s running mate.
On the second day of the convention, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and television personality Scott Baio spoke in support of Trump. The theme of this night was “Make America Work Again”. Businessman Peter Thiel, who is gay, became the first openly gay man to speak at a Republican National Convention when he pledged his support for Trump.
The third day of the convention focused on national security and featured speeches from military veterans and relatives of those killed in the September 11th attacks. Donald Trump Jr., son of Donald Trump, spoke on this night and gave a speech criticizing Hillary Clinton. He said that she “put her own selfish interests ahead of our country’s” and that she “may be the first candidate in history to run for office promising to do less for our country than what she’s done for herself.”
On the fourth and final day of the convention, Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for president with a speech that lasted over an hour. In his speech, he promised to create jobs, protect Second Amendment rights, and defeat ISIS. He also said that he would “honor [the] American people with [the] truth” and would not give into “political correctness”.
Donald Trump was officially nominated as the Republican candidate for President.
Donald Trump was officially nominated as the Republican candidate for President on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. This happened at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Before this, Trump had to win a majority of delegates from primary elections and caucuses held in different U.S. states.
Some Republicans were not happy with Trump becoming the nominee. They thought he was too divisive and did not represent their values. At the Convention, there were some disruptions and protests. But overall, it was peaceful.
The Democratic National Convention was held the following week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On July 26, 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated by a major U.S. political party for President.
The Democratic National Convention was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25-28.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25-28. The event was primarily to officially nominate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. The convention was also notable for the speech given by Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who was killed in combat, who spoke out against then-candidate Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards Muslims.
Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate for President.
On July 26, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be officially nominated by a major U.S. political party for president. The former first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state was nominated during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Clinton’s victory speech invoked themes of American history and equality, and she pledged to continue the work of outgoing President Barack Obama.