Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)

Lesson Plan

This mini-lesson covers the Supreme Court’s decision about limiting government restrictions on campaign contributions. Students learn about campaign finance, Super PACs, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold Act), and the First Amendment. Students compare campaign tactics, and evaluate the cost and effectiveness of reaching a large audience.  

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Citizens United v. FEC (Federal Election Commission) (2010) - Facts of the Case
Citizens United v. FEC (Federal Election Commission) (2010) - Lesson Plan Activities

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