1932 Democratic National Convention
Welcome to Chicago in the summer of 1932. The nation is in turmoil; the economy collapsed almost 3 years ago, and has only showed sings of getting worse. A full third of the nation is without work and the current Republican administration refuses to do anything about the disaster. People have begun to lose hope, while the rest of the world seems just as incapable at solving the crisis as our own administration. The stage has been set for an easy Democratic victory in the upcoming elections for whoever wins the presidential nomination. However nothing in politics is assured.
The Democrats gather in Chicago in the heat of the summer to choose the likely next president of the United States. The question remains as to who this president may be. Could it be the raising star of the party, Franklin Roosevelt? or his old mentor and now political rival Al Smith? There is still also room for a “favorite son” of some Democratic states such as William “Alfalfa” Bill of Oklahoma. Or will the political ambitions of Joseph Kennedy and Huey Long make an appearance as they put their names into nomination at the convention? Nothing is for certain as the Democrats meet to choose their new leader, hoping to avoid the mishaps of 1924 when a divisive nomination battle cost the party the election.
Join us, and help us choose the right path forward for the American people. Let us forge a new deal and renew their hope in an American future. Welcome to the Democratic National Convention 1932!
Topic 1: Party Platform
Topic 2: Presidential Nomination
Chair Information: Joe Popek is a Senior majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy as well as International Relations. This is his 3rd year being a part of MSUMUN staff!
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