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Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
How Watergate and Citizens United Shaped Campaign Finance Law
Students will learn how the Watergate break-in changed the way political campaigns were funded, and what that means for today.
McCarthyism: Populism and the Press
Students will learn how Joseph McCarthy rode to power on a wave of anti-communist fears, and how television contributed to both his rise and fall.
How a 1944 Supreme Court Ruling on Internment Camps Led to a Reckoning
Students will learn how the U.S. government imprisoned 120,000 people of Japanese descent, most American citizens, during World War II and the lasting impact of a related Supreme Court ruling.