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How Watergate and Citizens United Shaped Campaign Finance Law

Posted By llad On May 23, 2022 @ 4:36 pm In | Comments Disabled

From Retro Report

“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.”

This short documentary (13:10) How Watergate and Citizens United Shaped Campaign Finance Law is part of the Midterm Elections Collection focusing on historical and contemporary midterm elections; presented in partnership with Retro Report and New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 podcast. Transcript included.

Student activities include a Concept application FRQ (free response question) and a SCOTUS FRQ (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission).


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