(US, politics) A meeting of the major figures in a political party to outline a party platform, set party rules, select a nominee for president as well as rally supporters.
National-convention Sentence Examples
At the Republican National Convention in 1920 he was not at first among the prominent candidates for president.
In the Republican National Convention of 1860 Schurz was chairman of the delegation from Wisconsin, which voted for W.
In September 1831 the party at a national convention in Baltimore nominated as its candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency William Wirt of Maryland and Amos Ellmaker (1787-1851) of Pennsylvania; and in the election of the following year it secured the seven electoral votes of the state of Vermont.
The opposition to Johnson within the party greatly increased during his term, and the Democratic national convention of 1840 adopted the unprecedented course of refusing to nominate anyone for the vice-presidency.
He proposed that the National Convention should itself, through its committees, direct all military movements and all branches of the government.