The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a landmark law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Decades later, some say the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal.
The defeat of Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 changed the way justices are confirmed today.
An untold story of the civil rights movement.
Efforts to clamp down on White House leaks to the press follow a pattern that was set during the Nixon era after the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
The 11-minute video and accompanying lesson plans explore the ways reapportionment, redistricting and gerrymandering affect how and by whom the people are represented. In addition, you’ll find other Retro Reports that focus on various aspects of voting. Gerrymandering Tilts Political Power. Here’s How Redistricting Affects Democracy. Every decade, states engage in redistricting – the redrawing […]
Presented with our partners at New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 podcast, this collection features two new films, podcast episodes and lessons that focus on historical and contemporary midterm elections. Midterm Elections: 1966 Midterms Signal a Realignment, Shaping Today’s Parties Southern voters, once loyal to the Democratic Party, elected Republican candidates in 1966 as the […]
This collection helps students explore constitutional questions around the First Amendment, the equal protection clause and affirmative action, with a focus on the intersection of history and current debates. Why Supreme Court Confirmations Have Become So Bitter Supreme Court nominations have changed since the defeat of Robert Bork. President Biden hoped for bipartisan support for […]
Today’s immigration policies echo an anti-immigration movement from the 1990s in California.
Both parties play the redistricting game, redrawing electoral boundaries to lock down power.
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In the Cold War, North Korean Communists invaded South Korea. President Truman’s decision to intervene had consequences that shape the world today.