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Lesson Plan: The Impact of Citizens United v. FEC (2010)

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout


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In 2010, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, ruling in favor of Citizens United. The decision changed how campaign finance laws worked in the United States and expanded the free speech rights of corporations. In this lesson, students will explore the background and evaluate the effects of this court case. This lesson can be used in a traditional classroom, in classes with one-to-one devices or a flipped classroom. Teachers can access this free resource by signing up or logging into C-SPAN Classroom.

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Citizens United v. FEC Handout.pdf

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September 25, 2022
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