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AIR DATE: Friday, November 30, 2012
U.S. Economy and the "Fiscal Cliff" (26 min.)
President Obama gave a speech in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
KEYWORDS: Business & Commerce, Economic Policy, Tax Policy, Budget

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Our Campaign 2016 section of the website provides video clip explanations of the various aspects of the election process for candidates vying to become the next President of the United States. Separated into 9 main areas, each topic is supplemented with related video clips, discussion questions, handouts, and culminating activities to reinforce students' learning. Use these resources in conjunction with C-SPAN's televised coverage to help your students understand the entire process of electing the next President

A warm thank you to our 2015 Summer Teacher Fellows, Taylor Bauer, Pat McGravey, and Joy Parnakian for their help in developing this section of the website.

Campaign 2016 - Table of Contents

  1. Meet the Presidential Candidates
  2. Candidates and the Issues
  3. Political Parties
  4. The Presidential Election Process
  5. Electoral College
  6. Campaign Finance
  7. Campaign Ads
  8. Polls
  9. Debates
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Looking for video clips on additional events throughout history? View our "On This Day in History" section of the website.

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were a series of attacks against the United States, coordinated by the terrorist group, al-Qaeda. The attacks consisted of four suicide attacks using commercial airplanes to target symbolic U.S. landmarks. View a series of video clips, including oral history and testimonial videos, to learn more about the day and the aftermath of the attacks.

On September 17, 1787 the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document they had created. Every year, on the anniversary of this date, students all around the country observe the date by studying and learning about the U.S. Constitution. Use this series of video clips to explore the history, significance, and modern day applications of the document.


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