Balloons and confetti fall after Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain addresses the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, September 4, 2008.
Every four years, Republicans and Democrats gather to formally nominate their party's candidates for President and Vice President. Test your knowledge of US political convention history by taking this Monitor quiz.
ByRobert A. Lehrman, Correspondent
What was the first party to hold a national political convention?