Campaign Cash: Money Talks!

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Money talks! And it can reveal a lot about political candidates. An 11-slide presentation examines how candidates raise and spend money on an election. The slides, using data from the 2016 Presidential election, reveal how much it costs to run for office, where the money comes from, fundraising rules, and how the money is spent. In 2016, the largest amount of 59.3% was spent on media advertising.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Make a copy of the presentation to edit and add your own notes to each slide
  • Enlarge, post, and discuss the infographic before beginning the presentation
  • Ask class members to visit the FEC website and examine the information posted about a particular candidate
  • Have class members collect and display data on the spending for the 2020 presidential and congressional races
Classroom Considerations
  • One slide offers a comparison of the amount of money spent in elections in the United States, Canada, and South Korea
  • The presentation may be edited and notes added
  • Includes before and after teaching notes for each slide
  • None