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Shays' Rebellion and the Articles of Confederation

Shays' Rebellion and the Articles of Confederation | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

by JOHN CASHON

 

I hear many arguments proclaiming the ‘evils’ of big government, and it always seems to come back to the same arguments made by the Federalists and the Anti-federalists during the days of our founders, concerning the differences between a strong central government and a weak central government.

 

It is taken as gospel that our government should be small, and they say it was always meant to be. From what has been said about the dangers of our large government, it appears that some are advocating for a return of the Articles of Confederation, with its weak central powers, instead of the federal government that we have.

 

The Second Continental College adopted the Articles of Confederation on November 15th, 1777, and it was in place until 1789, but it was replaced by the Constitution, which advocated for a stronger central government. Why was it replaced?

 

The Articles of Confederation maintained the principle that the national government would not hold more power than the states, which they saw as sovereign. This satisfied the fears that many of the States had regarding a strong central power, as Britain was before the Declaration of Independence.

 

In fact, there was no Executive Branch, because they feared giving one man that much power, and it was decided that the Congress would handle all the nation’s affairs.

 

There were many inherent weaknesses with the Articles of Confederation:

 

The national government did not have the power to tax.Congress did not have the power to force states to obey its laws.Congress could not enforce laws.Each state could issue its own paper money.Any state could put tariffs on trade between other states or countries.There was no system of national courts.Congress could declare war and raise an army, but it could not force the states of give men or money.


After the Revolutionary War, the country went into a deep post-war depression. The States were threatening war with each other, and there were armed uprisings and riots across the land. Things eventually got so bad, that the country was on the verge of a civil war. [MORE]

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This article talked about the original governing laws and how the Article of Confederation focused on a weak central government verses a strong central government. Why this relates to government and law is because it talks about the Articles of Confederation having a weak central power verses the large government we have now. Some of the weaknesses were that in the Articles of Confederation Congress didn't have the power to force states to obey its laws, couldn't enforce laws, and each state could issue its own paper money.  

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Can Cyber-citizenship Tame the Digital ‘Wild West’?

Can Cyber-citizenship Tame the Digital ‘Wild West’? | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
As social media continues its tsunami of teenage emotions, unfiltered comments and inappropriate pictures, I hope more of us are ready to engage in our children’s digital lives. (Can Cyber-citizenship Tame the Digital 'Wild West'?

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This article talks about whether "cyber-citizenship" can tame the digital age. Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media sites monitor abusive language and message exchanges that might suggest cyber-bullying and escalating harassment. Why are there so many reports of abuse online? 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 29, 2013 12:32 PM

This is a must.. citizen education is very important.

naknuts37's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:29 AM

This article discusses whether "cyber-citizenship" can tame the digital age. Why this relates to gov and law is because citizenship is discussed in unit four. This article is very interesting. I was surprised to learn that Facebook has a team of 10 people who go through 2 million reports of abuse on the social network. 

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Best Practices for Digital Citizenship

Best Practices for Digital Citizenship | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
Why Teach Digital Citizenship?Learn the best practices of digital citizenship.

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This article talks about digital citizenship. It helps prepares students with etiquette, safety, and communicationn. What are some negative effects of doing digital citizenship? 

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khedlu17's curator insight, May 20, 2014 6:42 PM

This article talks about digital citizenship. It's a new way to prepare students for the 21 century. Why this relates to government and law is that digital citizenship helps you stay informed on political issues and it gives you a wide range of resources. It helps you stay educated and be responsible in the government. It also helps you know what your rights are as a citizen. The digital citizenship is broken down into three categories: etiquette, liberacy, and communication. 

naknuts37's curator insight, May 20, 2014 10:17 PM

This article talks about digital citizenship. Why it relates to gov and law is because citizenship refers to being here legally and also the manner in which citizens conduct themselves. The article is set up to help teachers teach their students about etiquette, safety, and communication digitally. 

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This article talks about digital citizenship in the 21st century. Why is digital citizenship important? What are some effective ways to practice digital citizenship?

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Ukraine's Challenge To American Foreign Policy - WBUR

Ukraine's Challenge To American Foreign Policy - WBUR | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
Ukraine's Challenge To American Foreign Policy
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Is this White House shrewdly realigning American foreign policy or frittering away its powers? *With Guest Host Jessica Yellin.

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This article talks Ukraine's challenge to American foreign policies.Tensions began to raise when pro-Russian activists stormed government buildings. Why this relates to government and law is that American foreign policies are rules that the government uses to dictate how to deal with other countries. Ukraine's leaders fraught in Parliament and had 40,000 Russian troops near the border. Obviously something needs to be done between US and Ukraine. 

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This article talks about how Ukraine challenged the US's foreign policy. What can be done to resolve this issue? 

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Massachusetts seeks 10-year ban on gas fracking after series of Texas quakes

Massachusetts seeks 10-year ban on gas fracking after series of Texas quakes | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
An environmental committee at Massachusetts Statehouse has approved a bill, imposing a 10-year ban on fracking for natural gas. The move comes as a wave of earthquakes in Texas has raised new concerns over the controversial drilling technique.

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This article talks about a 10-year ban on fracking natural gas in Massachusetts. It was a bill that was approved by the statehouse in Massachusetts. The bill was to protect citizens drinking water. Is fracking the best way to protect drinking water? Does the bill solve the problem at hand? 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:57 PM

This article talks about how a committee in a Massachusetts statehouse approved a bill that would put a 10-year ban on fracking for natural gas. Why this relates to gov and law is because fracking is one of the public policies. The bill is meant to protect the drinking water from contamination that happens during fracking.

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:09 AM

A break from fracking sounds like a good idea as fracking needs to be controlled. As long as this ban doesn't just push it to the side for ten years I think it is a great idea to stop it all together until it is resolved in a good manner. Fracking is a good industry but it is causeing plenty of damage to our environment. 

Austin Robertson's comment, May 18, 2014 10:34 AM
Fracking is good and bad in a lot of ways. I think that a break would be good as mitch said because not only is it putting workers in danger but also the community.
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Three state Medicaid expansion plans move out of committee to full Senate

A Michigan Senate committee has moved to the full Senate not one, but three different plans, to expand Medicaid to an additional 470,000 low-income residents. The full Senate still must vote.

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This article talks about three different plans which will expand Medicaid in Michigan. The bill gives more flexibility to the state. Will these three plans be considered in all the other states? What are the cons of these three plans? 

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Human Arc's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:42 AM

There is a chance Michigan could still expand Medicaid to provide coverage for more of their low-income residents.

naknuts37's curator insight, May 14, 2014 12:46 PM

This article talks about how Michigan wants to expand Medicaid with three different plans. Why it relates to gov and law is because Medicaid is a public policy issue. According to the author, Governor Rick Snyder said "this is an opportunity that we can’t pass up. Too many Michigan lives depend on it." 

Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 15, 2014 8:10 AM

This article is about the expansion of Medicaid in the state of michigan. Medicaid is one of the ten public policy issues.   The plan is to give the state more flexibility with Medicaid and make sure those who need it actually receive the help.  I think this is good, some people cant afford to pay medical bills, this is just another way that our government is actually helping people.

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States Enroll Former Foster Youth in Medicaid

States Enroll Former Foster Youth in Medicaid | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
Former foster youths regardless of income became eligible for Medicaid coverage Jan. 1. What are states doing to enroll them?

Via Human Arc
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This article talks about states enrolling former foster youth in Medicaid. Why this relates to government and law is that Medicaid is a public policy issue. The new health care provides former foster youth without parents full Medicaid coverage until the age of 26. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 17, 2014 5:14 PM

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This article is about how the Affordable Care Act requires states to provide Medicaid coverage to former foster care kids until the age of 26. Why does income not play a factor for those receiving Medicaid? According to the article, how many young adults leave foster care without permanent homes?

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Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine

Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
GREENSBORO, N.C. –The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford...

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This article talks about when voters would cast their votes for one candidate the opposing candidate's name would come up. An example would be a lady chose Romney but Obama came up instead. This created a vote that voters didn't want. Many voters were upset and thought it was some type of conspiracy. It was just a machine error. Were there a lot of machines that were malfunctioning? How long did it take to fix the machines? How many people had a machine that was malfunctioning while casting their votes? Were voters with a machine that wasn't working properly able to recast their vote? 

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Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:36 PM

The article talks about some glitches in the voting machines. As a legal voter now, this makes me worry. Has there been times in the past where these glitches have occurred but nobody realized it.  I think that votes should not be caste electronically. Electronics could be hacked in order to win an election. This would not be good if the person who one was going to lead our country.

Lakin's comment, May 9, 2014 12:33 PM
I believe voting should be done by paper cause with technology there always comes glitches. Voting on paper is more efficient because you won't run in with a problem even though it may take longer to do so.
Michael Hanson's comment, May 11, 2014 12:27 AM
Voting issues are very concerning especially when the presidential election is involved. You would think issues like this would be nonexistent with proper preparation and testing?
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Poll: Should Taxpayers Fund Political Campaigns?

Poll: Should Taxpayers Fund Political Campaigns? | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

In this week's episode, Bill talks with two fair elections advocates working to get big money out of political campaigns. One approach they support is public (Yes! MT @MoyersStaff: Should tax $$ instead of large donors pay for political campaigns?


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This article talks about whether or not taxpayers should fund political campaigns. What are some disadvantages to taxpayers funding campaigns? Should every state have taxpayers funding campaigns? The advantages to this would be that middle class candidates without access to big donors are able to run for office. 

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Haley Abrams's comment, March 16, 2014 12:22 AM
I agree with Benton on this article.I think that it is nice that more middle class candidates are able to run for office but I do not think that tax payers dollars are the way to go. I do not believe that tax payers dollars should be used in this manner there are more important issues to deal with then giving money for candidates to run for office.
Rhett Rebold's comment, April 7, 2014 11:09 PM
I think taxpayers money should be used to fund elections - which should be regulated to be shorter and cheaper. Germany does this with pretty good success. If this is done we are more likely to have legislators who do put money into the important things that their constituents value - not into corporate welfare or laws that only benefit the 1%.
naknuts37's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:41 PM

This article talks about whether taxpayers should fund political campaigns. Why it relates to gov and law is because campaigns are a large part of politics. This article also allows you to take a poll if you want to support taxpayers funding political campaigns. 

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Election Day 2012: How free and fair are US elections? - Washington Post (blog)

Election Day 2012: How free and fair are US elections? - Washington Post (blog) | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
FirstpostElection Day 2012: How free and fair are US elections?

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This article talks about the US election compared to other countries elections. Why this relates to government and law is that elections gives people the opportunity to vote on who will be able to handle important issues occurring in our country. The voting rate in the US have declined 32% since 1980. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:19 PM

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This article talks about whether US elections are free or fair. Why would OSCE personnel be arrested if they came within 100 feet of polling locations? By what percent have voting rates in the United States declined since 1980? 

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6th amendment violation

6th amendment violation | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

This article discusses the trial of a man charged with sexual assault, and was denied his 6th amendment right.  It took the state court six and a half years to charge him, which the supreme court ruled a violation of his 6th amendment rights.  The 6th amendment allows all citizens to have a speedy trial, which this obviously was not.  The supreme court removed his sentence because of the violation of his right.


Via Christopher Beck, naknuts37
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This article talks about the 6th amendment and a case that violated this amendment. Why did it take six and a half years to sentences a man of sexual assault charges? Why did the Supreme Court feel like the man's rights were being violated? 

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naknuts37's curator insight, April 29, 2014 3:44 PM

This article talks about how a Delaware man's Sixth Amendment rights were violated. Why it relates to gov and law is because the Sixth Amendment is a part of the Constitution. The article tells how the Delaware Supreme Court dismissed a man's sexual assault charges because the lower court tool six and half years to sentence him. The Supreme Court found that his right to a speedy trial had been violated. 

lmortl78's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:08 AM

This article is about a man whose 6th amendment rights were denied when it took the court 6 and half years to charge him. The 6th amendment allows citizens to have a speedy and quick trial.  The supreme court removed his sentence because of the violation of his right. 

Joe Smith's comment, May 3, 2014 11:44 AM
I thought this article is important because he got away with sexual assault all because they took to long to sentence him. That isn't safe letting someone like that go.
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JUDGE: NSA SPYING VIOLATES 4TH AMENDMENT...

JUDGE: NSA SPYING VIOLATES 4TH AMENDMENT... | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

JUDGE: NSA SPYING VIOLATES 4TH AMENDMENT... (First column, 4th story, link)Related stories:Second Smackdown Coming? Snowden: Ruling vindicates disclosures... Now, it's the book and, maybe, the film...


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This article talks about how the 4th amendment was being violated. What was the reason for the NSA for spying on American's telephone records? What are the consequences for the NSA for violating the 4th amendment? 

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naknuts37's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:54 PM

This article is about the NSA spying on American's telephone records. Why this relates to gov and law is because the 4th Amendment is supposed to protect against unreasonable searches and seizures. The case was brought by a conservative lawyer and the father of a cryptologist who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. His son worked for the NSA. 

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Appeals Court Rules Against Defense of Marriage Act

A Manhattan federal appeals court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, saying it violated the equal-protection clause.

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This article talks about the US Marriage Act. A federal appeals court that gay Americans are a class of people who deserve the same kind of constitutional protections. The majority of Supreme Court justices stated "is not for the court to decide, but rather an issue that the American people and their elected representatives to settle through democratic process." Why this relates to government and law is that Judge Jacobs thought that the Marriage Act was unconstitutional under the equal protection clause. The equal protection clause is found in the 14 amendment which protects people's rights and makes sure everyone is treated equally. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 2, 2014 8:57 AM

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This article is about how a federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Most of the Supreme Court Justices decided that it was for the American people to decide on. To what extent does Equal Protection protect? 

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Facebook ‘liking’ is protected free speech, federal court says

Facebook ‘liking’ is protected free speech, federal court says | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
The appeals court in Richmond rejected a lower court ruling that “liking” was not “actual speech.”

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I was surprised that by "liking" something on Facebook was a form of freedom of speech. Are there any other forms of freedom of speech on Facebook? Are there any other forms of freedom of speech on other social media? 

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naknuts37's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:03 PM

This article talks about how 'liking' stuff on Facebook is a protected form of free speech. Why it relates to gov and law is because the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. 

Magdalena Ferran's curator insight, September 2, 2015 11:39 AM

This article details a federal appeals court case in which the court ruled that liking a page on Facebook constitutes free speech and is protected under the first amendment. The case was brought to light when a young man in the Virginia Police Force was fired from his job for having likes his boss's opponents campaign page. He argued that by firing him, his first amendment right had been violated. From this article one can conclude that our freedom of speech extends to what we do on the internet to express our views and opinions. This is a logical argument, especially considering how much the internet is used as a tool of expression in today's society. This is relative to me because I am active on social media as well and its important to me that my rights are protected while on social media. I definitely agree that Facebook liking is a form of speech or expression and think it is interesting how the law is active in every aspect of our lives, as citizens. This article was not biased and was written in an educated and objective manor by an average citizen.

 

Jouvenal, Justin. "Your Facebook 'like' Is Free Speech, Court Says."Washington Post. The Washington Post, 18 Sept. 2013. Web. 02 Sept. 2015.

 

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Is Obama's Foreign Policy Approach Really the Same as Bush's?

Is Obama's Foreign Policy Approach Really the Same as Bush's? | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

Two cheers for the president's centrist foreign policy.


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This articles talks about Obama's foreign policies. People are displeased with Obama's approach toward foreign policies and think they are the same as Bush's. How can Obama improve his approach toward foreign policies? What can Obama do to be different from Bush and his foreign policies?

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:34 PM

This article talks about Obama's foreign policy approach. Why it relates to gov and law is because foreign policy is a part of the government. The author discusses people who are displeased with Obama's foreign policy approach. 

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US to spend $1.5b for exporting American democracy to MENA

US to spend $1.5b for exporting American democracy to MENA | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama has proposed spending $1.5 billion next year for bringing American democracy to the Middle East and North Africa.

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This article talks about President Obama proposing to spend $1.5 billion next year to bring American democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Why this relates to government and law is that in a democracy you have the freedom of speech, the press, and religion which is stated in the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution. The Amendments in the US Constitution are to protect peoples' rights. The money the Obama is playing to spend is supposedly going towards reforms and transitions.  

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 23, 2014 3:52 PM

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This article talks about how Obama wants to spend $1.5 billion next year to bring American democracy to the Middle East and North Africa. What is Obama's reason for wanting to do this?

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Best Practices for Digital Citizenship

Best Practices for Digital Citizenship | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
Why Teach Digital Citizenship?Learn the best practices of digital citizenship.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This article talks about digital citizenship. It's a new way to prepare students for the 21 century. Why this relates to government and law is that digital citizenship helps you stay informed on political issues and it gives you a wide range of resources. It helps you stay educated and be responsible in the government. It also helps you know what your rights are as a citizen. The digital citizenship is broken down into three categories: etiquette, liberacy, and communication. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 20, 2014 10:17 PM

This article talks about digital citizenship. Why it relates to gov and law is because citizenship refers to being here legally and also the manner in which citizens conduct themselves. The article is set up to help teachers teach their students about etiquette, safety, and communication digitally. 

khedlu17's curator insight, May 23, 2014 2:00 PM

In response to naknuts37:

This article talks about digital citizenship. It helps prepares students with etiquette, safety, and communicationn. What are some negative effects of doing digital citizenship? 

naknuts37's curator insight, May 25, 2014 1:41 AM

In response to khedlu17: 

This article talks about digital citizenship in the 21st century. Why is digital citizenship important? What are some effective ways to practice digital citizenship?

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The perfect minimum wage job

The perfect minimum wage job | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
People rarely fight for minimum wage jobs. Try to find out the perks that help you save the most, depending on your lifestyle and how to find a perfect minimum wage job.

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This article talks about the perfect minimum wage. I was surprised that McDonalds was one of the better jobs for minimum wage. Why do different states have different minimum wages? Should all states have the same minimum wage? 

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Sam Burich's comment, May 19, 2014 12:54 AM
This is an interesting way to look at minimum wage jobs.
Luke French's comment, May 21, 2014 10:14 PM
I think this is a great resource if you're going to be working a minimum wage job. If you're going to work at one, you might as well get the one tailored to you.
Lauren Heim's comment, May 25, 2014 7:57 PM
I personally don't feel horribly affected by all of this minimum wage stuff yet considering I don't have a lot to be responsible for but having a higher paid job could help with that so I do see a lot of the downsides as well. I don't know this is just a big issue that needs more information on to be fixed.
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Gun Control and the Second Amendment

Gun Control and the Second Amendment | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
gun control, second amendment...

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This article talks about gun control which has always been a controversy topic. Why this relates to government and law is that this article talks about the second amendment of the US Constitution. The second amendment states the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. The article talks about the different myths and truths about gun control. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 17, 2014 4:59 PM

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This article talks about gun control. It shows what some of the myths and truths are with the debate surrounding gun control. Why does the article believe that "guns don't kill, people kill"  is a bad argument?  Did the 1976 handgun ban in Washington DC cause an increase in crime? Why or why not?

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Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ...

Twitter / willdigravio: The minimum wage... ... | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

“ The minimum wage... http://t.co/YsqkGmS0QQ”;


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This poster talked about minimum wage. Why this relates to government and law is that minimum wage is a public policy issue that is effecting the economy. This poster shows how minimum wage is actually being used compared to what people think. Also this poster talks about who is affected by minimum wage. 

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Nick Sigrist's comment, May 18, 2014 2:05 AM
I think this picture truly expresses the fact that minimum wage can be a good idea, but we have to look at ALL people that could be potentially affected by it. That will help us figure out whether it's truly worthwhile or not.
Ben Flinchbaugh's comment, May 19, 2014 10:53 AM
I completely agree with you nick. We need to be concerned about everyone being affected by minimum wage, not just a small group of people.
Luke French's comment, May 21, 2014 10:12 PM
This really puts who is effected by the minimum raise wage into perspective. I know I, on some level, at least, was thinking that raising the minimum wage would help teenagers the most.
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Teaching US Elections | NY Times Learning

Teaching US Elections |  NY Times Learning | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it

"We gathered a list of the best election-related Web sites for teachers and organized them by category. Have your students play fantasy election games or find pen pals in a different part of the country to exchange ideas about important issues."


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This article provides teachers numerous different websites for teaching students about the election process. How effective are these different teaching methods?  Do students really learn from these methods? Are students learning the correct election process? 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:46 PM

This article talks about different web-sites that teachers can use to help their students better understand the election process. Why it relates to gov and law is because unit 3 discusses elections and voting. The article provides numerous useful sites for educators to use. 

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:06 PM

Great to see that there is a way for kids to learn more about politics. I know that when I first started learning about politics I knew nothing and I wish I would have had a better background on politics and elections. I can't wait to have a say in the politicians both on local and national levels.

 

Austin Robertson's comment, May 9, 2014 3:44 PM
If teachers want their students to know more about elections I think this is a very good way to get the students informed on what's going in when there is an election.
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Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
Confirmed: US government records ALL private telephone calls

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This article talks about the US government being able to record all private telephone calls. Why this relates to government and law is that it violates the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution. The 4th Amendment states the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:21 PM

In response to khedlu17:

This article talks about how the US government records all private telephone calls. When did the gov't start recording phone calls? How is this not violating the fourth amendment? 

Joe Smith's comment, May 12, 2014 3:07 PM
The government should have a limit to how much they can monitor or phone calls. It' can help them in their work but sometimes it violates our privacy. It violates the 4th amendment
pdowds30's comment, May 15, 2014 3:16 PM
This relates to government because it is the government. They are violating the fourth amendment and disrespecting every citizen on a personal level. It doesn't make sense to have a constitution if the people implementing it can't even follow it.
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Voter ID, early voting, redistricting: GOP suffers tough week in court in Texas, Ohio, Florida

Voter ID, early voting, redistricting: GOP suffers tough week in court in Texas, Ohio, Florida | Gov & Law Kelsey | Scoop.it
A big week for voting issues in the courts, and as Ari Berman notes, none of these broke Republicans' way.

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This article talks about voting issues that happened in different states in the US. Why this relates to government and law is that people have the ability to vote who they want to run our country. People vote on who they think will be able to change the economy, decrease the unemployment rate, and other issues. Some voting issues would be a Texas law required voters to show picture ID at the poll. In Florida, a new law restricted voters registration drives conducted by individuals/third party group. People thought this law was discriminating against minorities and young people who tend to vote Democrat.

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Brian Bertram's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:26 PM

This article outline some voting issues around the country.  I think that an id should not be require since it is supposed to be anonymous. I think that people should have to get their picture taken. If their picture matches the picture of someone who had already voted(the person at an earlier time) then they are not allowed to vote again.  This should be adopted by all states to make it fair for everyone.

naknuts37's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:11 PM

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This article talks about various voting issues in states. What is the most common issue that voters face while voting? Why did Texas strike down the law that required people to show ID. 

Logan Felten's curator insight, May 27, 2014 9:33 AM

This article discusses and talks about voting rights in different states and how that applies to the government. I don't think and ID should be necessary because voting is supposed to be annonymous, they should use a system that identifies someone but not who they are, maybe like a picture. Take a picture and if the picture goes through the process twice or more than once you know,

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5th amendment violation

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In this case, the judge found that police had illegally questioned someone about a crime they commited.  The woman being questioned was denied her right to having a lawyer present and she never consented to the questioning.  Also, the police made an effort to downplay the  importance of her 5th amendment rights.  All of these things are a clear violation of the 5th amendment.


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This article talks about the 5th amendment and a case that violated this amendment. What did the judge do to the police who illegally questioned someone about a crime they committed? 

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naknuts37's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:59 PM

This article talks about the 5th Amendment. Why it relates to gov and law is because the 5th allows the right to remain silent. The article talks about a case where the judge found police had illegally questioned someone about a crime that they committed. 

Abigail Beinborn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:21 PM

This article relates to the law. They are breaking many aspects of the fifth amendment. Everyone has equal rights and should be given the same opportunity. They violated the lady's right she had in court. They should be held at lawsuit for  their actions.

Lauren Heim's comment, May 4, 2014 8:38 PM
The fact that these cops knew what they were doing and abusing their power is what gives cops their negative stereotype. And not only worse but they violated the constitution and its amendments more than once. So in this case I really believe the lady should take it to court and see if she can win considering the evidence was brought up illegally.
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4th amendment protection

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This article discusses a case in which a woman's house was searched for her foster son's gun which was used in a domestic assault.  Instead, they found her gun, which was legally owned.  This was taken, and was violating her 4th amendment right, because the police had a warrant for her foster son's gun, not hers.  Protecting this right, the court declared this a violation of the 4th amendment and she was granted her gun back.


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This article talks about a case where a woman's house was searched for her foster son's gun. Her foster son used the gun in a domestic assault. The police found the woman's gun which was legally owned and took it from her. The police violated the 4th amendment because they had the search warrant for the woman's foster son, not her. Why this relates to government and law is that the article talks about the 4th amendment which is part of the US Constitution. 

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naknuts37's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:50 PM

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This article talked about how a woman's 4th amendment rights were violated. Police searched her house and seized a gun without a warrant. What are the steps that must be gone through to obtain a search warrant? 

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8th amendment


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This article talks about the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution. Why this relates to government and law is that it protects people's rights. The 8th Amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishments against discretionary acts of courts. It also imposes illegal and cruel punishments that are unknown to fixed law. 

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Jesse Pacheco's comment, January 22, 2013 1:29 PM
This one is a summery of what the 8th amanedment is. Its has the whole diffinition of what the 8th amanedment dose for people. It shows a case of the 8th amanedment on the website.
naknuts37's curator insight, May 2, 2014 9:02 AM

In response to khedlu17: 

This article talked about the 8th Amendment which protects the accused against cruel or unusual punishment. What would happen if an accused person was given a death penalty and cruel or unusual punishment happened during?