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 […]
Ruling in a case that challenged practices that colleges use to select a diverse student body, the Supreme Court reverses itself.
The history of racial integration in public schools, and what happened after the buses stopped rolling.
The U.S. government ordered 120,000 people of Japanese descent, most American citizens, imprisoned during World War II. An admission of wrongdoing and reparations payments came decades later, but a Supreme Court ruling had lasting impact.
The defeat of Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 changed the way justices are confirmed today.
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.
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 […]
Both parties play the redistricting game, redrawing electoral boundaries to lock down power.
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The dramatic controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election led to sweeping voting reforms, but opened the door to a new set of problems that continue to affect elections today.