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Elections: The Maintenance Of Democracy

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Explores the crucial role of strategy in the two-stage electoral campaign system: the opportunities for citizens to choose, organize, and elect candidates who will pursue policies they favor, and the need for campaigns to increase voter turnout by educating citizens about the importance and influence of their vote. Part of Democracy in America Series.

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    Heidi H. (Covina, CA)
    March 5th, 2016 at 09:43 AM

    Great visuals support student understanding of complex concepts about the U.S. government. I also like the quiz questions throughout to engage students and encourage them to recall what they have seen.

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    Tina V. (Wilson, NC)
    May 1st, 2013 at 03:21 PM

    great movie