History and Functions of the Presidency

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Click here to check out this educational film on the Presidency. Not super exciting, but it gets to the point.

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Migrant Mother interview

Migrant Mother interview

The Great Depression provides the opportunity to explore the daily life experiences of Americans and how this dramatic event transformed them. 

One of the most well known images from the era was taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936 of Florence Thompson.

Here is the article that also contains the video interview with her in 1979.

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Betty Boop for President

This adorable 1932 video depicts Betty Boop running for president against “Mr. Nobody”.

The two candidates sing their campaign promises, which provides much fodder for class discussions on elections.

There is even a scene showing the two parties in Congress disagreeing about each issue raised.

The only cautionary moment is at about the 3 minute mark when the Republican elephant calls the Democratic donkey an “ass”. Depending on the maturity of your class this may not be appropriate, unless it discussed beforehand to place it in context.

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