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Jesse Jackson at Democratic Convention

In 1984, Jesse Jackson embarked on the first prominent presidential campaign by an African American in U.S. history.

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    Jesse Jackson at Democratic Convention

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    In 1984, Jesse Jackson embarked on the first prominent presidential campaign by an African American in U.S. history.

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    Broadcast from a Pacific coast naval base to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on July 20, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt accepts his party’s nomination for an unprecedented fourth presidential bid and speaks about postwar preparations now that victory is close at hand.

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  • Ribicoff Protests "Gestapo Tactics" at 1968 Chicago Convention
    Ribicoff Protests "Gestapo Tactics" at 1968 Chicago Convention

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    When bloody riots broke out between anti-Vietnam War protestors and Chicago police outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Sen. Abraham Ribicoff ditched his prepared support speech for George McGovern and instead criticized Mayor Richard Daly's handling of the situation.

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  • Violence Rocks 1968 Democratic Convention
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    In reaction to violence that broke out at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley defends his city's police, blaming instead the anti-Vietnam War demonstrators for the clash.

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  • Reagan's Second Inaugural Address
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    Defeating Democratic nominee Walter Mondale with an unprecedented electoral vote margin, President Ronald Reagan secured a second term as president of the United States. In his inaugural address on January 21, 1985, Reagan introduces the idea of a "new American emancipation."

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  • Geraldine Ferraro Joins the Democratic Ticket
    Geraldine Ferraro Joins the Democratic Ticket

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    After presidential candidate Walter Mondale announced Rep. Geraldine Ferraro as his choice for running mate on July 12, 1984, Ferraro addresses the audience at the Minnesota State Capitol. Ferraro was the first female vice presidential candidate to run on a major ticket.

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  • Ed Koch Victory Speech
    Ed Koch Victory Speech

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    On November 3, 1981, Edward I. Koch was reelected mayor of New York City in a landslide victory. In his exuberant acceptance speech, Koch thanks his fellow citizens.

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  • Mario Cuomo Delivers Keynote Address to Democratic National Convention
    Mario Cuomo Delivers Keynote Address to Democratic National Convention

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    In one of his most celebrated speeches, delivered July 16, 1984, New York Governor Mario Cuomo rises to national attention by highlighting President Reagan's failures.

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  • Reagan and Mondale in 1984 Presidential Debate
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    On October 21, 1984, President Ronald Reagan and former Vice President Walter Mondale engage in their second nationally broadcast debate. When Henry Trewhitt of the Baltimore Sun asks the president about his advancing age, Reagan turns the question on its head by promising not to make an issue of his opponent’s youth and inexperience.

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  • Reagan's 1984 Presidential Nomination
    Reagan's 1984 Presidential Nomination

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    On August 23, 1984, President Ronald Reagan accepts his party's nomination for a second term. In his speech at the Republican National Convention, President Reagan promises a "springtime of hope" for America.

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