Delegates rallying for Roosevelt at the Democratic National Presidential Convention, Philadelphia, PA, June 23, 1936.
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A view of a crowd at the Democratic National Presidential Convention. An FDR picture on a poster is in the middle of the photo.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

Eager to win the state of Pennsylvania, the Democratic party hosted its 1936 presidential convention in Philadelphia. That year, Pennsylvania voters went solidly for FDR. It was the first time the state supported a Democrat for president since 1864.

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