Political Process

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Date
Topic
Assignment Due
Day 1 Introduction to Interest Groups
Money in Politics Big Picture
The Richest 400 Americans

Ted Radio Hour: Lawrence Lessig
Wear Clothes to Class
Day 2 Interest Group Terms
Income Inequality Too Big To Ignore
The Richest 400 Americans
Money in Politics Big Picture
What do interest groups do?
Interest Group Issue Ads

Interest Group Terms
Day 3
Campaign Finance Reform
Capitol switchboard → 202-224-3121
White House → 202-456-1111
or 202-456-1414
Issue Ads



Interest Group Journal Review
Day 4 Money in Politics Chart Class
Campaign Contribution Limits
Company Resistance In a Food Safety Case
The Story of Citizens United

Look at these Money in Politics Reform Ideas, read this short article about campaign finance reform, and complete the Ackerman-Ayers Plan handout.
A guide to giving money to politicians
In 2010 Citizen United Versus Federal Election Commission Case, the Supreme Court Rejects Corporate Spending Limit
How to raise political money
Campaign Finance Reform Proposal
Day 5
Interest Group Project Class

Interest Group Project
Day 6Political Parties Introduction

Political Parties Overview
Who are the Republicans?
Who are the Democrats?
Party affiliation
Learn about the history of US political parties
Political Party Quiz
Minor Parties
270 to Win
Major US Political Parties Chart
Day 7Realigning Elections
Two Party System
Expanding Franchise
Trustees Versus Delegates
Realigning Elections
Day 8How do we vote?How do we vote?
Day 9Minor PartiesMinor Parties
Day 10Public Opinion Public Opinion Poll
Day 11Opinion, Voting and Participation
Political Participation
Do you know more than the average voter?
Public Knowledge Quiz
Day 12Elections
Rules of The Game

Expanding Franchise
How does Gerrymandering Work?

Play Gerrymandering, The Redistricting Simulation Game
Elections Topics
Take this electoral college quiz
Leadership
Day 13Campaigns

Incumbent Reelection Rates - 2004 FRQ #2
Link to the rubric for the 2004 FRQs

Incumbent Reelection Rate Data
Election Stats for 2010 Midterm Election

Incumbent Fund raising Data
Stats on how much it costs to beat an incumbent

Listen to this quiz on how many members of congress are millionaires
Should Voting Be Mandatory?

National Popular Vote Plan
A Campaign Map Morphed By Money

Campaign Ads
Presidential Campaign Advisor
Day 14Media Introduction
Media Slides

Media Definition
Media Data
Media Log
Day 15Media & Politics
Who Owns the News Media?
Where do you get your news?
Media Consolidation
The Biggest News of 2009
Media Consolidation
Day 16Media & Elections
Pew Media Consumption Slideshow
The Living Room Candidate
Day 17Unit 3 TestAll GoPo tests and reviews available at this link.
Next Unit - Congress

All The Lessons from all the Units are Available on my Website
Unit 1 - The Constitution
Unit 2 - Political Culture
Unit 3 - Political Process
Unit 4 - Part 1 - Congress
Unit 4 - Part 2 - Presidency
Unit 4 - Part 3 - Judiciary

Unit 4 - Part 4 - Bureaucracy

Unit 5 - Public Policy
Unit 6 - Civil Rights & Liberties
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Unit 1 - The Constitution
Unit 2 - Political Culture
Unit 3 - Political Process
Unit 4 - Part 1 - Congress
Unit 4 - Part 2 - Presidency
Unit 4 - Part 3 - Judiciary

Unit 4 - Part 4 - Bureaucracy

Unit 5 - Public Policy
Unit 6 - Civil Rights and Liberties

Media Consolidation

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