Campaign Spending

¿How much money was spent on the 2012 presidential election?

Go to Open Secrets to learn more about campaign spending.

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. What story does the chart tell?

  3. What is a cause of all this money in politics?

  4. What is a consequence of all this money?

  5. What questions do you have about this chart

  6. Is this chart good news or bad news?

  7. How would elections change if money were banned?

  8. In the comments section, based on recent history, list the amount of money you predict will be spent overall on the 2016 elections:

Action Extension

Go to the Get Local page on Open Secrets and type in your zip code to find out how much money your neighbors gave to politicians.