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What is the title of your movie or video file?
How can one access this movie or video online?
What unit does this movie or video relate to?
Is this a Movie or a Video Segment?
If there are any video guides to go with this video, where can they be found?
Are there any issues that require censorship in a classroom, or any other concerns or advice you may have?
What is this rated?
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Constitution USA (2013)
http://www.pbs.org/tpt/constitution-usa-peter-sagal/home/
Constitutional Underpinnings, Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Courts, Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
This is a four part DVD series, each DVD covering a different topic. DVDs are purchasable from PBS.

There is discussion of legalization of marijuana as it relates to Federalism, as well as gun control rights.

Probably better for 9th grade and up.
NR
3
Mitt (2013)
https://www.netflix.com/title/70296733
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
Need to have Netflix streaming service to access.
NR
4
Big Sky, Big Money (2013)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/big-sky-big-money/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
An excellent resource on the use of Dark Money in elections after the Citizens United (2010) decision.

NR
5
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031679/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress
Movie
One of the best known movies for the government classroom. The filibuster scene is famous.
Not Rated
6
The Candidate (1972)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068334/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress
MoviePG
7
Unprecedented (2002)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346091/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
This documentary gives a critical and alleged pro-Dem twist on the election of 2000 in Florida. It covers the hanging chad controversy and the Bush v Gore battle in the courts.
Not Rated
8
All the President's Men (1976)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074119/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
A portrayal of the Woodward and Bernstein investigation into the Watergate scandal. It has widespread praise, and has been preserved in the Library of Congress.
R
9
1776 (1972)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/
Constitutional Underpinnings
Movie
A bit corny, this musical retelling of the writing of the Declaration of Independence glosses over the nuances of the discussion at the Continental Congress, but is generally entertaining to students for its silliness.
PG
10
A Civil Action (1998)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120633/
Courts, Public PolicyMovie
The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.
PG-13
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John Adams (2008)
http://www.hbo.com/john-adams
Constitutional Underpinnings
Movie
Based on David McCulloch's critically acclaimed book of the same name, the seven part mini-series may be best for US History. Part 4 and 5 deal with the Constitutional Convention and experience under George Washington's presidency, Part 6 covers Adams' presidency.
PG-13
12
The Contender (2000)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208874/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
When the VP dies, the President selects a female as a replacement. Discusses appointment process between Congress and POTUS.
R
13
Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/mrsmith/film.html
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress
Movie
Incredibly difficult to find on-line; this movie highlights political science instructor Jeff Smith's attempt to take Dick Gephardt's seat in 2004.
Not Rated
14
Gerrymandering (2010)
http://www.indiewire.com/article/jeff_reichert_on_gerrymandering_watch_it_now_free
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
A documentary discussing the current practice of Gerrymandering, just as advertised. Talks to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Howard Dean, Bob Graham, and others.
Not Rated
15
...So Goes the Nation (2006)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432337/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
Documentary explains how the State of Ohio was so pivotal in the 2004 Presidential election. Includes Bush and Kerry excerpts.
Not Rated
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Election (1999)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126886/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
This content light movie looks at the hyper local politics of high school student government. Fun filler.
R
17
Election Day (2007)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PUZ2EQ?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
This 84 minute documentary follows 11 voters on Election Day 2004 from a wide variety of voters. Takes a look at potential barriers to voting. $2.99 streaming on Amazon.
Not Rated
18
Iron-Jawed Angels (2004)
http://iron-jawed-angels.com/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
This docudrama covers the fight for women's suffrage and the pivotal work of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns (as well as other prominent female activists) leading up the the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Good for APUSH, too.
Not Rated
19
Journeys with George (2002)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312848/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
http://learning.oconeeschools.org/course/view.php?id=702
A documentary shot by Alexandra Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi's daughter) during the 2000 elections, A behind the scenes look about elections.
Not Rated
20
W. (2008)
http://www.wthefilm.com/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
A biographical drama based on George W. Bush's life. Credibility is contested.

Some additional resources from W. website. http://wthefilm.com/guide/
PG-13
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The Conspirator (2010)
http://www.conspiratorthemovie.com/
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
http://www.conspiratorthemovie.com/the_conspirator_resource_center.php
More appropriate for US History, this movie looks at the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.
PG-13
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Wag the Dog (1997)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YHGCOW?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
A fictional look at diversionary tactics taken by politicians to cover up personal actions that could end a political career. Here, a president covers up a sex scandal with a fake war.

Digital purchase on Amazon for $10.
R
23
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/video/
Constitutional Underpinnings, Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/classroom/
This multiple part story is streaming for free and full of rich historical and political content about the African American experience, from slavery to emancipation to today. Narrated by historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Fabulous resource.
Not Rated
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Swing Vote (2008)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LHH50G?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
A content light movie that puts the culminating result of a Presidential election on one man, and the media circus that blows up around his decision to cast the deciding vote.

$2.99 streaming on Amazon
PG-13
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Recount (2008)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000771/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
Free streaming with Amazon Prime.

Drama recounting (haha) the drama of the Florida recount and court trial from the 2000 election.
R
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Control Room (2004)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0391024/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
A chronicle which provides a rare window into the international perception of the Iraq War, courtesy of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet. Roundly criticized by Cabinet members and Pentagon officials for reporting with a pro-Iraqi bias, and strongly condemned for frequently airing civilian causalities as well as footage of American POWs, the station has revealed (and continues to show the world) everything about the Iraq War that the Bush administration did not want it to see.
Not Rated
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Anytown, USA (2005)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457278/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Free streaming on Amazon Prime.

A very local look at the role of elections in communities. Follows a race for one seat in New Jersey
Not Rated
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Karl Rove, I Love You (2005)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132165/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
Quirky and content light movie has a liberal actor researching the role of Karl Rove in the Bush administration.. only to become his biggest fan.
Not Rated
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Pay to Play (2014)
http://www.amazon.com/Pay-Play-Democracys-High-Stakes/dp/B00P3QTN8Q
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation.
Not Rated
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Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2015)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S65T1V0/ref=dv_web_wtls_ovl_tit
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is an independent, non partisan documentary film that examines America's central bank in a critical, yet balanced way.
Not Rated
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Frontrunners (2008)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002FOAVFS?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
It's hard to run for office - even in high school. And the campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, perhaps the most prestigious public high school in the country, is almost as sophisticated as any presidential election. Candidates must choose running mates, navigate primaries, write political platforms, perform in televised debates, shake as many hands as possible, and win newspaper endorsements. But unlike presidential candidates, they also have to do their homework, take their SATs and write their college applications. FRONTRUNNERS follows the recent elections at the country's most competitive high school, exploring how politics works at a nascent level. As the race unfolds, it takes on undertones familiar to anyone who has watched a national election -- revealing that teenagers have an implicit understanding of how strategy, race, gender, personality, platforms, charisma, and hairstyle figure into a winning campaign.
Not Rated
32
Taking on the Kennedys (1996)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062110K?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_amazon&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_amazon-20
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie
What would it be like to run against one of the most powerful political families in America? Enter the backrooms of American politics as a doctor named Kevin Vigilante takes on the Kennedys. In his first race for public office, Kevin Vigilante challenges Ted Kennedy's youngest son, Patrick, and gets the political education of a lifetime. Dedicated to running a clean fight, Vigilante soon finds himself in the midst of a mud slinging contest. With negative ads about Vigilante filling the airwaves, and John F. Kennedy Jr. signing autographs outside polling stations, Vigilante realizes he has no chance of winning without slinging mud of his own, and proceeds to take off his gloves. Endemic of contemporary campaign politics, the sound byte takes precedence over the speech as issues are overshadowed by negative television advertisements.
Not Rated
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Charlie Wilsons War (2007)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AQSVPE?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Public Policy
Movie
A historical drama that seeks to examine the reasons America supported the Afghanis against the Soviets. Helps give some context regarding the current relations with the Middle East.

Sexually explicit scenes and language

Streaming on Amazon $2.99
R
34
14 Women
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FQMO3E?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
CongressMovie
When the historic 109th Congress convened the number of women in the Senate increased to an unprecedented 14. Now, their struggle to balance family and politics is chronicled in this heartwarming look at the most powerful women in America. A story of perseverance and poise, 14 Women will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!

Streaming $2.99 on Amazon
Not Rated
35
Friends of God
Political Beliefs and Behaviors
Movie
This is a great movie for discussing political socialization.
Not Rated
36
Hip Hughes History
https://www.youtube.com/user/hughesDV
Constitutional Underpinnings, Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Courts, Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Video Segment
Keith Hughes, a fellow AP GOPO educator and YouTUBE educator extraordinaire, breaks down like every single topic in the AP GOPO test in video segments. Great for flipped classrooms and review.
Not Rated
37
Center for the Constitution
https://vimeo.com/montpelier
Constitutional Underpinnings, Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Courts, Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Video Segment
High-quality video from the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution (out of James Madison's Montpelier) intended for their free online Professional Development courses. Easily embedable into your course. Includes Constitutional scholars and experts

highly recommended.
Not Rated
38
Crash Course: Government
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8H
Constitutional Underpinnings, Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Courts, Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Video Segment
Fast paced and at times technically errant, the crash course videos are good places to start and even better if you give your kids extra credit for finding the content errors. NOT featuring the Green brothers, and slightly less entertaining for that reason.

Probably good for middle school
Not Rated
39
Frost/Nixon (2008)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00274EYK4?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
Writer Peter Morgan's legendary battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the story of the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.

Language. Streaming on Amazon for $2.99
R
40
Inside the U.S. Secret Service (2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSgsKBaXJGw
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
National Geographic sends cameras to follow around the U.S. Secret Service. Inside view of operations dedicated to protecting the U.S. President, his family, and other top officials.
Not Rated
41
Dick (1999)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144168/
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
An ultra-light on content fun historical comedy puts two teenage girls as friends with President Nixon during his controversial presidency.

Probably best for a sub or end of year filler.
PG-13
42
JFK (1991)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MG2ATY?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
A historical fiction looks into the JFK assassination and alternative conspiracies to the Lee Harvey Oswald/Jack Ruby roles.

Probably better for US History
R
43
Freedom Summer (2014)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L9WXZ5A?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states -- even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.
PG
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The Loving Story (2011)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CKXC67U/ref=pd_sim__15
Courts, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
A racially charged criminal trial and a heartrending love story converge in this documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.
Not Rated
45
Selma (2014)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V8Z7MAM/ref=pd_sim__7
Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
The story of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Gripping and well acted, great for a civil rights unit.
PG-13
46
Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O40EKIK/ref=pd_sim__8
Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
From PBS - Civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall's triumph in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America's public schools completed the final leg of a journey of over 20 years laying the groundwork to end legal segregation. He won more Supreme Court cases than any lawyer in American history, making the work of civil rights pioneers like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks possible.
Not Rated
47
An American Experience: 1964
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HVL3SWS?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
From PBS - 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater's conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. Based in part on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis, 1964 follows some of the most influential figures of the time.
Not Rated
48
Talk to me (2007)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00116FT6W?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
A look at Waldo "Petey" Greene and his role in the DC black community's discussion of Civil Rights Violations, particularly in the wake of MLK's assassination.
R
49
Eyes on the Prize (1987)
http://www.amazon.com/Awakenings-1954-1956/dp/B00EE3PJ3M
Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
https://www.facinghistory.org/sites/default/files/publications/Eyes_on_the_Prize.pdf
For the preeminent documentary series on the Civil Rights Movement, look no further than Eyes on the Prize. When it premiered on television in 1987, The Los Angeles Times called it “an exhaustive documentary that shouldn’t be missed.” This award-winning series covers all of the major events of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954-1985, including the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954, the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the birth of the Black Power Movement, and the courageous acts of the crusaders that contributed along the way.
Not Rated
50
Slavery by Another Name
http://www.slaverybyanothername.com/pbs-film/
Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
Did Slavery really end with the Civil War? The documentary Slavery by Another Name explores how in the years following the Emancipation Proclamation, systematic approaches were taken to re-enslave newly freed Blacks in the United States. This system included new brutal methods of forced labor in which men were arrested and forced to work without pay, bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters.
Not Rated
51
Freedom Riders
http://video.pbs.org/video/1925571160/
Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/
FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
Not Rated
52
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
http://www.pruitt-igoe.com/
Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
A deeper observation into the long-term effects of public housing intiatives started in the 1950s Housing Acts. Examines white flight, the creation of ghettos, and other stereotypes on low-income minority communites that are rooted in part by actions taken by all levels of government.
Not Rated
53
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
http://mrcaofilm.com/
Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress
Movie
A fresh take on Mr. Smith, this documentary tracks the election of Republican Vietnamese American's first term in the House representing a predominantly minority blue district in New Orleans.

Lots of great nuggets embedded in the movie dealing with party vs committee leadership and the routines of Congress, but have to dig it out for the students.
Not Rated
54
The American President (1995)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013WESFM?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Content light, good for a sub. Deals with the pressures of the presidency in a fictional light.
PG-13
55
Lincoln (2012)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C1BU7V8?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20
Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
Probably better for US History class, a look at the presidency of Lincoln during the Civil War.
PG-13
56
Too Big to Fail
Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big To Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks.
Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Public Policy
Movie
Very fast moving and intense, as well as technical. Needs a lot of scaffolding for kids to understand the controversial nature of actions taken by the Federal Reserve as well as other key government agencies in 2008.

LOTS of strong language.
R
57
Dave (1993)
http://www.amazon.com/Dave-Kevin-Kline/dp/B0030DF4EG/ref=sr_1_1_ha?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1438140480&sr=1-1&keywords=Dave
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Movie
Sub movie. Light on content.

President is ill, and his administration finds a double to fill in so that the President does not have to removed due to disability. Double does better than the president.
PG-13
58
Obama's Deal
http://video.pbs.org/video/1468710007/
Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Public Policy
Movie
An up-close view of actions taken to have President Obama's historic health care bill passed. Great for class.
Not Rated
59
Cheney's Law
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/cheney/
Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Public Policy
Movie
An upclose view of Dick Cheney's histocially unprecedented Vice Presidency.

Great resource.
Not Rated
60
Argo (2012)
http://argothemovie.warnerbros.com/
Presidency and the Bureaucracy, Public Policy
Movie
Drama about the Iranian hostage crisis. Recent criticism of the movie found here. https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-07-27/cyrus-copeland-off-the-radar-a-fathers-secret-a-mothers-heroism-and-a-sons-quest
R
61
Jack Abramoff: The Lobbyist's Playbook
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/jack-abramoff-the-lobbyists-playbook/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
A fantastic 16-minute interview of Jack Abramoff post-jail time, about his actions and lifestyle post indictment for massive government corruption. Ends with a pretty skeptical reflection that despite HLOGA (http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov/amended_lda_guide.html), not much has probably changed.
Not Rated
62
Frontline: Gunned Down
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gunned-down/
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress, Public Policy
Movie
Frontline tackles the power of the gun lobby inside the beltway, discussing how the special interest group helps to create an ISSUE NETWORK for pro-Second Amendment rights. Links include manufacturers, Congress, media, etc.

Good for public policy, too. Or lack thereof.
Not Rated
63
Explaining the Electoral College Using Colored Pencils and Markers
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr_5p7ksghU
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video SegmentNot Rated
64
ABC Special on Socialism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CictEaNr_o
Political Beliefs and Behaviors
Video Segment
Historical documentary from an ABC broadcast discussing what socialism is. Probably from the mid 50s
Not Rated
65
Funny or Die: GOP Debate Children's Edition
http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/9w3q
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segmentn/a
Short blurb covering the August 2015 Cleveland, Ohio GOP Debate. Children act out highlights and soundbites of the two hour debate.
Not Rated
66
Obama Mixtape 1999
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1FIvUHtt0&feature=youtu.be
Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Video Segment
Goofy "autotune the news" version of the 2015 State of the Union Address. Cute ice breaker.
Not Rated
67
Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg&feature=youtu.be
Constitutional Underpinnings
Video Segment
Lyrical spoof of the Declaration debate. Great intro
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Interview with Professor Nicholas Vincent on Magna Carta
http://iconofliberty.com/gallery/interview-with-professor-nicholas-vincent-on-magna-carta/
Constitutional Underpinnings
Video Segment
Nicholas Vincent is a professor at the University of East Anglia located in the United Kingdom, where he leads a major project researching the history of the Magna Carta. In this video, he explains why the Great Charter is considered an icon of liberty, and he describes the significance of the imagery depicting Magna Carta throughout history.

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Kid President: 20 things we should say more often
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
More like a norms conversation to have before we get started with debates and discussions. Key is that he covers respecting those with different opinions. Great for setting expectations.
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Frontline's The Plea
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/plea/
Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
Coverage and exploration of the vast majority of cases in the state court systems that end in a plea bargain as opposed to seeing the inside of a court.
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Tulia, Texas (Independent Lens)
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/tuliatexas/
Civil Rights and Liberties
Movie
In depth exploration into a 1999 major arrest of a cocaine ring in small town Texas that is more than what meets the eye. Looks at what goes into the war on drugs, societal stereotypes, and the justice system.
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Federalism in a Nutshell
https://youtu.be/MGFJ32qhab8
Constitutional Underpinnings
Video Segment
Quick (and dry) discussion of federalism.
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Iron Triangles & Issue Networks
https://youtu.be/c7v1KwM3pnE
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media, Congress, Presidency and the Bureaucracy
Video Segment
Quick (& dry) review of IT & IN
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Whitest Kids U Know:
https://youtu.be/fsWLBOyEv6o
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
Funny video distilling the format of most campaign ads
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SNL School House Rocks Redo
https://youtu.be/JUDSeb2zHQ0
Public PolicyVideo Segment
Satire on the Bill to Law Process
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Studio C GOP v Dems
https://youtu.be/aXyDAi51A7s
Political Beliefs and Behaviors
Video Segment
Sketch comedy about the political philosophies.
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Studio C Founding Father Frat
https://youtu.be/k8iR8zC7pWE
Constitutional Underpinnings
Video Segment
Sketch comedy about the Founding Fathers
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The Capitol Steps 76 Unknowns
https://youtu.be/volS-GEblXs
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
Making fun of the election process and the ridiculous number of POTUS candidates.
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Political Party Rap
https://youtu.be/1lt-f3QQ7-A
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
Goofy rap about the parties
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Attack Ads 1800
https://youtu.be/Y_zTN4BXvYI?list=PLqxpiQZFmiQJ2Tw-rJQ_GtWU7sAk5cVVc
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
A spoof on campaign ads from 1800 Jefferson v Adams.
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Alexander Hamilton White House Poetry Jam
https://youtu.be/WNFf7nMIGnE?list=PL641B152CA2F9110E
Constitutional Underpinnings
Video Segment
Writer and star of the Broadway musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda performs "The Hamilton Mixtape" at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009. Accompanied by Alex Lacamoire.


(public domain)
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Gil Fulbright Honest Political Ad
https://youtu.be/wz_V4lRdtjo
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
From Represent.Us, an honest political ad.
Not Rated
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Being There
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078841/?ref_=nv_sr_5
Political Beliefs and Behaviors, Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Movie1979 PG PG
84
Jack Abramoff: The lobbyist's playbook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHiicN0Kg10
Parties, Voting, Elections, Campaign Finance, Interest Groups, Polling, and the Media
Video Segment
This is an UPDATED link. The link on the spreadsheet is not available to anyone that does not subscribe to CBS All Access.
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