Item Details

Political Parties [electronic resource]: Mobilizing Agents

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Explains how political parties perform important functions that link the public to the institutions of American government. Parties create coalitions of citizens who share political goals, elect candidates to public office to achieve those goals, and organize the legislative and executive branches of government. Examples include the political advancement of Cindy Montañez, Mayor of the city of San Fernando; the 1993 mayorial race in New York City as a revelation of the differences between Democrats and Republican, and how Senator Jim Jefford's 1991 decision to change his allegiance shifted the balance of power in the Congress and directly influenced the investigation of Enron.
Performers
Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school
9-12
Notes
  • Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
Related Title
The Making of a Democrat.
Questioning the polls.
Promises, promises.
Series
Democracy in America
Series Statement
Democracy in America ; 12
Contents
  • The making of a Democrat (10 min.)
  • Promises, promises (8 min.)
  • Shaking up the senate (6 min.)
  • Conclusions (2 min.)
ISBN
1576806758 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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