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    Donna Brazile and Mercedes Schlapp on Democratic Candidate Strategies

    Donna Brazile, former Democratic National Committee chair, and Mercedes Schlapp, former White House…

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    DNC Chair Tom Perez on the 2019 Elections

    Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez discussed the elections that occurred the day before in…

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    The Historical Differences between the Republican and Democratic Parties

    Michael Barone, auther and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, described what he sees…

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    Highlights from the Fourth Democratic Presidential Debate

    A breakdown of the fourth Democratic Presidential debate in Ohio on October 15, 2019. Clips and analysis…

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    DNC Chair Tom Perez on the Democratic Presidential Debates

    Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez talked about Democratic presidential debates and the…

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    The Functions of Political Parties

    Political parties serve as linkage institutions that connect people to the government. This lesson has…

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    Republican Presidential Primary Debate with Bill Weld and Matt Walsh

    Business Insider hosted a debate with two Republicans challenging President Trump for the party’s…

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    Preparations for the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

    C-SPAN visited Milwaukee for a look at the preparations underway for the 2020 Democratic National…

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    Civil Rights and Political Party Realignment

    Author Lee Drutman talked about the political party realignment that occurred during the civil rights…

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    The Development of the Current Two-Party System

    Lee Drutman talked about his book, Breaking the Two‑Party Doom Loop and discussed the development of…

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    Qualification Criteria for the Fall Democratic Debates

    Associated Press reporter Juana Summers and Axios reporter Alayna Treene discussed the criteria for the…

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    A Preview of 2020 House Elections

    David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report previewed the House races to watch in the 2020 elections.…

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    Name Recognition and Electability in the Democratic Primary

    Lanae Erickson of the think tank Third Way discussed the idea of "electability" and the divide within…

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    The Current Presidential Primary System

    Chris Stirewalt, co-host of the “Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What” podcast" and Fox News…

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    Campaign 2020: Overview of the Second Democratic Presidential Debate - Part Two

    A breakdown of the data and trends from the second night of the second Democratic presidential debate of…

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    Campaign 2020: Overview of the Second Democratic Presidential Debate - Part One

    A breakdown of the data and trends from the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate of…

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    Socialism in Utah in the 20th Century

    John Sillito, co-author of History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly…

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    Presidential Primary Challengers

    In this lesson, students will learn about five high-profile challenges to incumbent presidents from…

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    The Assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel

    This bellringer focuses on the only instance of a U.S. governor being assassinated while in office,…

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    Strategies for Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020

    Editor and publisher of Inside Elections, Nathan Gonzales talked about different strategies that…

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    First Democratic presidential debate of Campaign 2020- Part Two

    A breakdown of the data and trends of the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate of…

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    Socialist Party and Victor Berger

    The Socialist Party in America started in Milwaukee in 1897. Kevin Abing, archivist at the Milwaukee…

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    How Different Political Ideologies View the Founding Fathers

    Professor and author, David Sehat talked about how conservatives and liberals differ in how they view…

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    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett talked by phone about the city being selected to host the 2020 Democratic…

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    Whigs and Republicans

    Historian Charles Calhoun talked about the evolution of political parties and described the differences…

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    The Constitution Party

    Constitution Party 2016 presidential candidate Darrell Castle talked about the mission statement of the…

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    Primary Challengers to Incumbent Presidents

    C-SPAN's Greta Brawner provided a history of primary challengers to incumbent presidents using video…

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    Libertarianism

    Libertarian political ideology places a strong emphasis on individual freedom, a very limited role for…

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    Voting Provisions in H.R. 1- The "For The People" Act

    Sahil Kapur, national political reporter at Bloomberg News, explained the components of H.R. 1, the "For…

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    Democratic Response to the 2019 State of the Union Address

    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to President…

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    1968 in Images - Politics

    Portrait Gallery historian James Barber describes the significance of images of political figures in…

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    Midterm Elections

    The term "midterm election" refers to the election held midway through a presidential term of office,…

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    House Democrats Elect New Leaders for the 116th Congress

    Current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave a statement about the Democratic party leadership…

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    Third Parties

    The term "Third Party" in the United States represents any political party other than the two that…

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    The Roles of Congressional Leadership Positions

    In both the House of Representatives and the Senate, leadership positions are elected by each chamber…

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    The Role of Whip and the Process of Whipping Votes

    Georgetown University Senior Fellow John Haskell talks about the role of the House Whip and the process…

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    The History of the House Minority Leader Position

    Author and professor Matthew Green talked about the history and role of the House Minority Leader.

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    The Evolution of the Speaker of the House

    Former House historian Ray Smock talked about the role of speaker of the House of Representatives and…

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    Political Participation

    Political Participation refers to the efforts of individual citizens to directly or indirectly impact…

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    President Trump on Divided Government after the 2018 Midterm

    President Donald Trump responded to the 2018 midterm results where the Democrats won control of the…

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    Divided Government and How it Works

    Divided government occurs when the presidency and Congress are not controlled by the same political…

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    House Republicans Elect Leaders for the 116th Congress

    House Republican leaders spoke after electing Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Minority Leader and other top…

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    Political Polarization and its Impact

    Political Polarization is defined by a division of people along party lines - in the United States, it's…

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    Political Ideology

    Political Ideology is generally defined in social science as a set of beliefs about what an effective…

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    Political Ideologies in the United States

    Daniel Yudkin of the group More in Common discussed their recent study of political polarization in the…

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    Eugene Debs and Socialism in the Early 20th Century

    Historians Ernest Freeberg and Lisa Phillips talked about the legacy of Eugene Debs, a 5-time…

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    Political Parties in the 1880s

    Historian Charles Calhoun talked about the electoral landscape for the Democrats and Republicans during…

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    African-American Voters and the 2018 Midterms

    The NAACP’s Derrick Johnson discussed polling data illustrating the top issues that black voters find…

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    The Politics of Reducing the Federal Debt

    The American Conservative's James Antle talked about the rising federal debt and the politics of…

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    Progressivism and the Democratic Party

    Progressive activist Norman Solomon discusses the role that grassroots progressivism is playing in the…

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    Compulsory Voting

    Nicholas Stephanopoulos, an associate professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talked about…

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    Focus Groups

    A focus group is a collection of individuals with some commonality brought together to provide in-depth,…

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    Women and the 2018 Midterm Elections

    NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben talked about the role of women in the 2018 midterm elections, both as voters…

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    Hispanic Voters and the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Pew Research Center Director of Demography Research Mark Hugo Lopez discusses the Hispanic vote and…

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    Congressional Leadership Elections

    Catholic University politics professor Matthew Green discussed the determining factors in congressional…

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    The Growth of Independents

    Unite America Executive Director Nick Troiano talked about why a growing number of citizens are choosing…

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    2018 Midterm Elections: Competitive Senate Races

    The 2018 midterm elections will take place on Tuesday, November 6. A total of 33 of the 100 seats in the…

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    2018 Midterm Elections- Democratic Opportunities in the Senate

    Politico's Steven Shepard discussed competitive races for Senate seats that are currently held by…

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    2018 Midterm Elections- Republican Opportunities in the Senate

    Politico's Steven Shepard discussed competitive races for Senate seats that are currently held by…

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    The Decline of the Whig Party

    Historian Charles Calhoun talked about the evolution of the Whig Party and described the differences…

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    2018 Midterm Elections- Competitive Races in the Senate and the House

    Republican pollster Jim Hobart and Democratic pollster Ben Winston discussed competitive races in the…

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    Midterm Elections and the President

    Republican pollster Jim Hobart and Democratic pollster Ben Winston discussed the messaging for both…

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    Polling Data and the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Author and CBS Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto breaks down polling data for the 2018…

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    Conservatism

    In these two clips, the political ideology of conservatism is explained. The first clip of Lee Edwards…

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    Political Moderates In Congress

    Syracuse University professor Danielle Thomsen discussed the decline of moderates in national political…

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    The Growth of Partisanship

    A look at the results of a new Pew Research poll showing that the political divide between Americans has…

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    Voting Trends for Women in 2018

    Julie Kohler, Senior Vice President at the Democracy Alliance, discussed voting trends for women leading…

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    Political Party Strategies in the 2018 Midterm Elections

    This lesson focuses on the 2018 midterm elections with an emphasis on the strategies, messaging and…

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    Historical Congressional Violence and the Press

    Professor Joanne Freeman explains why most accounts of violence in Congress went unreported throughout…

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    Great Debates in the US Congress

    In this lesson, students will work in groups in the jigsaw format to research moments where vigorous…

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    A Preview of the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Charlie Cook from the Cook Political Report discusses the political landscape, messaging for each party,…

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    Demographics

    These five video clips explain how demographics affect voting patterns. The first clip gives provides an…

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    Swing State

    According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a swing state is a state where the number of Democratic and…

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    National Conventions

    This lesson on national conventions explores the history, funding, historically significant conventions,…

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    2018 Midterm Elections Debate Analysis

    This lesson has students view and analyze televised debates occurring during the 2018 midterm elections.…

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    Republican Messaging and Fundraising for the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN), a deputy chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee…

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    Democratic Messaging for the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) talked about Democratic messaging heading into the 2018 midterm…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Progressive Era

    Author Doris Kearns Goodwin discussed Teddy Roosevelt's progressive ideology. She spoke about his…

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    Political Cartoons

    Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks about the differences between a caricaturist and a political…

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    The Republican Party and Blue Collar Conservatism

    Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Policy Center, Henry Olsen explained the concepts of Reagan Democrats,…

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    Congressional Leadership and Fundraising

    Cliff Stearns (R-FL), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years, talked about career…

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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Inside Elections editor Nathan Gonzales previewed the 2018 midterm elections.

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    The Political Machine and Thomas Pendergast

    Pat O’Neill and Jason Roe discuss how Thomas Pendergast’s influence helped shape Kansas City and…

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    Smear Tactics and Public Opinion

    Journalist Sharyl Attkisson talked about how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion.

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    The Need for Bipartisanship in Congress

    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) talked about the importance of and need for…

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    The Labor Campaign of 1886

    Edward O’Donnell talked about the labor movement during the Gilded Age and how it impacted the 1886…

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    Early Mid-Term Election Preview

    Nathan Gonzales talked about the early outlook for the 2018 mid-term elections, including the key issues…

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    Henry George: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

    The Gilded Age was a time in which the United States experienced economic growth, great social change…

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    Political Polarization

    According to Pew Research during the past decades, the level of political polarization has grown in the…

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    Economic Inequality and Political Polarization

    Professor Nolan McCarty discussed the correlation between economic division and political polarization.

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    Political Polarization, Race and Immigration

    Professor Nolan McCarty discussed the correlation between economic division and political polarization.

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    The History of Political Polarization in Congress

    Professor Nolan McCarty discussed the history of political polarization in Congress and some of the…

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    The Polarization of Political Parties

    Reid Wilson discussed how political parties appeal to their own bases and how that causes increased…

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    Changing Political Demographic and Geographic Trends

    Reid Wilson talked about changing geographic and demographic political trends. He spoke about the…

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    Congress and the Antebellum South

    The Antebellum Period in U.S. history is considered to be the time period before the Civil War. During…

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    Antebellum Era

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked briefly about the political culture of this time period.

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    Conclusions of the Political Culture of the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the reasons for breakdowns in Congress during the Antebellum…

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    Disputes and the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski presents examples of disputes among elected officials during the time.

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    Affairs of Honor and the Antebellum Congress

    Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the significance of honor among politicians during this time.

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    Political Parties vs. Political Culture

    Professor Thomas Balcerski explains the components of political parties and political culture.

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