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Due:

Political Campaigns (Textbook Chapter 9 Intro and 9.1, plus AP Central Classroom 5.10 videos)  in Google Classroom

Political Campaigns (Textbook Chapter 9 Intro and 9.1, plus AP Central Classroom 5.10 videos)

Sorry, but we must return to Cornell Notes for the textbook, as the intro and chapter 9.1 are actually fairly well done--subject to the pattern of limitations, of course.


5 Points: (Summary, not Cornell Notes) Intro is important to read as it shows what I said to people in 2020, which is Biden will find it easier on his mental state to be president than campaigning for president, as travel wears one out if one is over 60 years old--unless one is named Bernie Sanders. :)  
20 Points: Cornell Notes for Chapter 9.1. This is far more than making sure you have the definitions of the phrases or words that are bolded.  There is significant narrative information about the history of presidential nomination processes, the 1968 Democratic convention, and the reforms, and then back tracks with superdelegates, and how big a role money plays in what are called "invisible primaries."  And list the italicized info on page 252 after noting the information on page 251, among other aspects of this chapter.
4 Points: Watch the two videos in 5.10 of AP Central Classroom
8 Points: Write a detailed summary of the information, and I am good if you ALSO (but not don't exclusively) include screenshots of substantive information





Due:

Textbook 9.2 (part only), 9.3, and 9.4, plus AP Central Classroom 5.11 (Campaign Finance) in Google Classroom

Textbook 9.2 (part only), 9.3, and 9.4, plus AP Central Classroom 5.11 (Campaign Finance)

5 Points: In textbook chapter 9.2, simply list the things you need to run a political campaign in modern America at pages 255 and 256. That should show us what is involved and why this is relevant to money domination in political campaigns.
20 Points: Cornell Notes for the entire 9.3 chapter, and not merely the bolded words, right down to the last paragraph of the chapter.
20 Points: Cornell Notes for the article (attached below) from OpenSecrets.org, and make sure you also pay particular attention to the part where it briefly discusses free media Trump and Clinton each received in 2016--and compare to the last paragraph in the textbook.
10 Points: Cornell Notes for entire 9.4 (short chapter)  
 4 Points: Watch AP Central Classroom 5.11 videos (two videos)
8 Points: Summarize in detail and use screenshots if you wish but not exclusively the two 5.11 AP Central Classroom videos
3 Points: AP Central Classroom MCQs 

Ungraded: And have a laugh with Michael Moore, who nails arrogant corporate media types in the run up to the 2016 election, and even election night--not realizing what Moore, and even your teacher, saw, namely (1) all the free media Trump received, where CNN and MSNBC, and eventually FoxNews, which initially opposed Trump as too vulgar and a secret "lib" based upon his commentaries before the Obama presidency, would interrupt regularly scheduled shows to allow Trump rallies to be shown unfiltered, with little to no commentary--once going for nearly an hour with cameras focused on an empty podium while, as was learned later, Trump intentionally delayed showing up just to see if the media would turn away. Find the empty podium media coverage hard to believe?  See this link, which also shows what the media didn't cover that day regarding Clinton:

https://theweek.com/speedreads/626702/fox-news-cnn-msnbc-all-broadcast-trumps-empty-podium-instead-clintons-big-speech

And (2) the social media targeting work the Trump campaign did. 

These two strategies, one freely given to Trump as a celebrity candidate, and the other intelligently orchestrated, were really effective in OH, MI, WI, FL, PA, and NC against Hillary Clinton, a reasonably- seen-as-an-uncaring-elitist, whose husband worked with Republicans to push through trade deals that decimated those areas. I won't ever deny white racism as a factor, but too many liberals and progressives discount this other stuff waaaay too easily.