Roosevelt nominated as the Presidential candidate at the Democratic Convention of 1932 in Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago Illinois Date:1932, July 1 Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Delegates from various states at the Democratic Convention. Senator Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky delivers Keynote address, including a call for Congress to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution (Prohibition). A woman who gives the impression of being in a trance (perhaps "chaneling" a spirit?), says she is George Nye, the Quaker Evangelist of Madison, Wisconsin. She speaks for the Prohibition Party (sometimes called the Dry's or Dries) and condemns both Republican and Democratic parties for their alcohol tolerance. William McAdoo addresses the convention and declares Franklin D Roosevelt the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
This historic stock footage available in HD and SD video. View pricing in lower left of video player.