This collection features over 50 videos and lessons that align to all five AP Gov units. Unit 1: Foundation of American Democracy The Retro Report resources here focus on debates in Federalism, including immigration and disaster response. Sanctuary Cities: An Uproar That Began Long Ago Immigration in the 1990s: Proposition 187 The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse […]
This collection contains over 75 films for use in the AP United States History course. The resources for Units 8 and 9 are separated by topic. Pre-1900 (Periods 4-6): The films and lessons in this section focus on two political party conventions of the 1800s and an essential period of indigenous history that began during westward […]
Political parties are no stranger to tensions and upheaval, and those battles often play out publicly in presidential nominating conventions. Whether its slavery, immigration, segregation or war, the dominant issues of the day become fractious political lines. Election of 1860: Slavery Splits the Democrats 1860 is remembered as landing one of America’s most revered and […]
From Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy” to Hillary Clinton’s “It’s 3 A.M.,” Image Makers goes behind the scenes of some of our most historically influential political ads with the people who made them. Daisy: Political Ads That Shaped the Battle for the White House Perhaps the most famous political ad of all time, this early television spot […]
Southern voters, once loyal to the Democratic Party, elected Republican candidates in 1966 as the two parties began to sort themselves into distinctly partisan camps.
Midterm elections, often a referendum on the sitting president’s agenda, can set the stage for future policy debates. Economic and social issues with roots in the 1994 midterms are still being debated today.
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 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 […]
Today’s immigration policies echo an anti-immigration movement from the 1990s in California.