28 years of nomination acceptances in 90 seconds

Posted at 6:55 AM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 06:55:48-04

The highlight of any national political party convention is the nominee’s acceptance speech. He (or she) is expected to lay out his (or her) grand plan for the next four years. While every nominee is unique, many sound similar.

There hasn’t historically been much diversity — in 2008 then-Sen. Barack Obama was the first black nominee to lead a major party and this year Hillary Clinton is expected to become the first woman to do the same. Donald Trump is the first known billionaire.

Democrats and Republicans have major platform differences, but they share many of the same hopes for the country. Ahead of Trump’s acceptance of the GOP nomination, take a look back at the major party acceptance speeches since 1984 in the video above.