Third Parties, Political Movements and Interest Groups

Third parties, interest groups and political movements add to the debate of issues, influence policy decisions and reflect the attitudes of citizens. This guide provides activities to examine their role and the impact of the Tea Party movement, interest group funding and the media itself on the 2010 campaigns and elections. Suggested activities incorporate Post news coverage, commentaries, editorial cartoons and graphics. Students are also guided to create a third party.

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