- The 2016 DNC isn't the first historic party convention Philly has hosted
- The Republican Party hosted its first national convention in Philadelphia in 1856
- The GOP was the more progressive party at the time
(CNN)Philadelphia isn't just the go-to place for cheesesteaks, it's also played host to political assemblies since the revolution. Democrats and Republicans alike have chosen Philly to host some of their most important and historic party conventions.