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Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39 - YouTube

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This video is about the civil rights movement in the 1950s. 

The main goal of this social movement was to end racial segregation and discrimination against blacks Americans and enforce legal recognition/ protection of the citizenship rights listed in the Constitution. THe movement occurred between 1954 and 1968 mainly in the South. There were many acts of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. Forms of protests included boycotts, sit-ins, and marches. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, or nationnal origin in public places. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 restored/protected voting rights.

 

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11. AP60X - Equal Protection Clause - YouTube

Advanced Placement Government review in 60 seconds for Xtraordinary results. Workin' it one word at a time. Presented by citizenu.org and the 2 Teachers.
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This video was about the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. The most important equal protection case was brown v. board of education. In this case the supreme court said it was illegal to have segregation in public schools in the 1950s. This empowered the national government but it has also weakened federalism a little bit. Another example of this would be affirmative action cases (when it comes to the standards of admissions in public universities) . I.e. University of California v. Bakke.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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This video explained civil liberties. Civil liberties are all things people have a right to do without the interference of the government either by law, constitution, or judicial procedure . Civil liberties are personal rights and freedoms. Civil liberties can be found in the Bill of Rights. Some examples include: due process, freedom of speech & religion, ect. This video was very simple and informative.

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supremecourt.gov

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The supreme court website showed their year end report on the federal judiciary, recent arguments, and a calendar of their argument days, non-argument days, and conferences. It also showed party and amicus briefs, recent decisions, and it gave information about the court and how you should contact them. Moreover, it had the court rules on the website and it gave details about past and present justices. One of their recent cases is Brumfield vs. Cain. The case is about Kevan Brumfield and it is a hearing that is determining his intellectual disability. The transcript included evidence such as Brumfield's IQ test and there were several medical professionals who gave their opinion- most of them stating that they do not think he is fully mentally disabled. 

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The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup

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2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
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The US supreme court is shielded from public opinion because the justices are not elected. Another reason is because they gain lifetime tenure. However, there are factors that work to keep the supreme court from deviating too far from public opinion. One factor is that the senate has to approve the appointment. Moreover, the senate is most likely not going to choose someone that is too radical. Also, the justices can't enforce their ruling and they can be impeached. 

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Jurisdiction is the official power to make legal decisions and judgments. The Supreme courts jurisdiction includes: hearing COnsitution questions, treaties, and ambassadors/ officials. The Supreme Court also hears controversies between states, citizens, and the federal government. One of the ways a case gets to Supreme court is by an appeal, also known as appellate jurisdiction. However, cases can go directly to the court but is very uncommon. The merit of the case is also a key factor in determining whether or not the justices will consider it. In order for the justices to consider the case there needs to be a writ of certiorari, which is basically a request for more information from lower courts. When the court decides to hear a case both sides give briefs (summary of argument) One type of brief is an amicus brief, which means "friends of the court" When a case is decided there is a majority and minority opinion released to the press. The opinions are the justices decisions. 

 


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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

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The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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This article explains that Americans want our presidents to "double" as our celebrities. The article states, "We want them to act, if not to be, superhuman." Another great point the article brought up is the fact that in our present day, FDR most likely wouldn't have been elected because of his appearance (wheelchair) and because of todays media. Todays media has a lot to do with our presidents seen as celebrities. For example, people are either constantly waiting for them to make a mistake or they praise/follow them and constantly want to see what they are doing for our country. 

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Article II for Dummies: The Executive Branch Explained - YouTube

Hip Hughes History lays down the tracks for the train of learning. So jump aboard and learn the essentials of Executive Power through Article II of the US Co...
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This video explained qualifications and delegated powers listed in article II of the constitution. Some of the requirements of the president include: being 35 or older, living continuously in the US for more than 14 years,  and you have to be a natural born citizen. The president is the enforcer of the law and commander in chief. However, he does NOT declare war. He signs or vetos laws and also signs treaties. He has the power to pardon and the power to nominate. This video is very informative and it wasn't completely boring.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

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John O. Brennan was sworn in as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on March 8, 2013. The main reason the CIA is an "independent agency" is because it deals with matters that are too complex for ordinary legislation. The CIA is responsible for the collection and analysis of intelligence and its distribution to policymakers. In a current press release, John Brennan explained how the CIA is going to strengthen their Agency in the years ahead. They plan on "continuing to provide tactical and strategic advantage for the United States through our information, insights, and actions."

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Executive Command | iCivics

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In the game you can boost your score by traveling/ meeting other leaders. But your score goes down when people disagree with you after you pass/ veto a bill. I did not care for this game. It made me anxious and stressed- (which I would assume, is how the president feels). However, it taught me about issues the president deals with and it helped me put in to perspective how much the president does for our country. Even though the president has multiple people helping him all the time, it is still a lot of stress on one person to be everywhere he is supposed to be at the right time. 

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The White House

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The presidents schedule on March 30, 2015:

1. The President and the First Lady depart the White House
South Lawn
2. The President and the First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews
3.The President and the First Lady arrive Boston, MA
4.The President delivers remarks at the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
5.The President participates in a DNC roundtable
6. The President and the First Lady depart Boston, MA
7. The President and the First Lady arrive the White House

 

The president's schedule for today shows his role of being the chief of state. Some responsibilities of being a chief of state include: awarding things to people, congratulating people, and greeting people. It was interesting being able to see the the presidents actual schedule for the day. I also found it interesting that they even specified the times the president would be place, I thought might have been a safety/ security issue for the president.

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The United States House of Representatives · House.gov

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Home page of the United States House of Representatives
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The speaker of the house is John Boehner (R). The majority leader is Kevin McCarthy (R). The majority whip is Steve Scalise (R). The democratic leader is Nancy Pelosi (D). The democratic whip is Steny Hoyer (D). Jody Hice is the Representative for district 10 in GA The website included the history of the house of representatives and information on each member. You can also find events and meetings that the representatives will be attending. The website also lists different committees.

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History of the Filibuster - YouTube

Discover the interesting history of the filibuster, from Cato the Younger to Rand Paul, and see why it is an important part of the American system of governm...
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Filibuster is a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches. Fiilibusters are applied in efforts to hold the senate floor in order to prevent a vote on a bill. Cloture is a process/rule for limiting debate on a measure. It is the Senate’s only tactic against the filibuster. The filibuster became an option for delaying/ blocking floor votes because the Senate had no other way for ending debates. The first Senate filibuster occurred in 1837

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The First Amendment for Dummies: The Basics of the 1st Amendment Explained - YouTube

Continuing the Constitution for Dummies Series with the Bill of Rights and Amendment One. Explained simply so you can understand the Constitution of the Unit...
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This video discussed the 1st amendment. One clause that is part of the first amendment is the establishment clause. This clause states that congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. The free exercise clause prohibits government from interfering with the practice of religion. And Prior Restraint is the government and its actions preventing material from being published (censorship)

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What is the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause? - YouTube

What is the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause? This video discusses the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment and its relationship to the 5th Amendment Du...
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This video explained the 14th amendment Due Process Clause. The Due process clause is a persons right to fair government procedures. FOr example, a person can not be sent to prison without a fair trail. The 5th amendment to the US constitution says the federal government can not take away a persons life, liberty or property without due process of law. 

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the latest lawsuit against Obamacare, this time a challenge to a board that critics label a “death panel.” The case, Coons v. Lew, contested the constitutionality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, among other complaints against Obamacare. The IPAB is designed to limit spending growth...
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This article discussed the supreme court refusing to take the obamacare case. The main reason is because the panel is not designed to make decisions until medicare spending increases to certain amounts and this probably wont happen for several years. They cant do anything until the Independent Payment Advisory Board takes action. The article also explained that this will issue a highly anticipated decision in a ruling in King v. Burwell. This case is challenging the health care law's tax subsidies. 

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CNN: Inside the Supreme Court - YouTube

Kate Bolduan takes a rare peek at what lies behind the walls of the Supreme Court.
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This video showed the great hall of the supreme court. Much of the supreme court remains off limits to visitors.Only 2 pictures actually exist of it and the cameras were smugled in. The building is only 75 years old which is pretty young compared to other builldings in Washington. I did not know that for almost 150 years the supreeme court was basically "homeless" The court met in New York, Philadelphia, and the old senate chamber. Taft is the president who convinced them to fund money for construction of a building. There is a library in the supreme court where historic cases have all been decided. The furniture has also never been changed. Still to this day they sometimes have quill pens on the desk. There are also portraits of every former justice on the walls. 

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | 2 Beuerlein Anna | Scoop.it
At Kagan's hearings, liberals will seek assurances that she is one of their own, while conservatives will test whether she's within their definition of the mainstream
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Gender, party/ ideology, judicial experience, and "role" (activist vs. restraint) are characteristics that are politically relevant during the appointment process. Moreover, lobbying Senate or the white house is used to influence the appointment. They could also have a "media attack" on the person and bring up their past. An example of an interest group that would try to want to influence the appointment process is the NRA. The NRA would be worried about an appointment because of gun control.

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Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)?

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | 2 Beuerlein Anna | Scoop.it
At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
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This article discussed the potential candidates of the 2016 election. Ted Cruz, republican, is the only person who has officially stated he is running in the election. I noticed that there were a lot more republicans that were listed as "probably running" than democrats. However, 2 people have officially stated that they are not running: Romeny(R) and Warren(D). I liked reading each persons comments on the election and I also found it interesting reading what each person would have to do/ focus on in order to win the election. 

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Celebrities, Diplomats Attend Obama's First State Dinner: Video - YouTube

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Hans Nichols reports on President Barack Obamas first state dinner held yesterday, which honored Indian Prime Minister Man...
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This is a video of Obama's first state dinner. This video is an example the president being the chief of state.The president's role as chief of state is to represent the United States at public events. Chief of state is basically a "ceremonial role" where the president represents American values. The dinner was toasting the Indian prime minister and his wife and celebrating the US and India relationship. However, this video mainly talked about who was/ who wasn't invited to the dinner. 

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Marco Rubio confirms April 13 launch

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed Monday that he plans to make a big April 13 announcement — likely his presidential bid and likely at the Freedom Tower, an iconic Miami building known as the Ellis Island of the South. “We haven’t reserved a specific site yet … I won’t confirm that,” Rubio said on “The Five,”...
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This article talked about Marco Rubio(R) announcing on April 13th what he is going to do next in terms of running for president or the Senate. Rubio also talked about his thoughts on immigration. He says that "What we have today is not sustainable." He realizes that they can’t make changes all at once. This article was interesting to me. I didn't know that potential candidates have to make an announcement about making an announcement. I am assuming it is just to get more press coverage and make people more aware. 

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Homeland Security

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The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear: keeping America safe.
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Secretary Jeh Johnson. Jeh Charles Johnson was sworn in on December 23, 2013 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Homeland security deals with domestic defense. This includes the Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Secret Service, and Transportation Security Administration. They create policies that deal with terror attacks and threats. Jeh Johnson met with Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Al-Mashnouq to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral security cooperation and common security standards.

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Overall Ranking - C-SPAN

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I believe Abraham Lincoln is the greatest president. Not just because the historian survey results say so, but because he left an amazing impact on our country and accomplished so much (and because we share the same birthday: just a little fun fact) This link was very intriguing to me, I actually thought it was cool seeing what order the presidents were ranked in.

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House Committee on Ethics

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I chose the committee that deals with ethics. It is within the house of representatives. The committee sides with the Republican party. It is led by chairman Charles Dent. The House Committee on Ethics considers bills and issues and oversees agencies, programs, and activities dealing with ethics. The committee discusses controversial ethical issues in the America.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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RealClearPolitics Polls
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The average approval rating is about 18.2% and the disapproval rate is about 72.8%. The incumbents keep getting relected because the people voting are familiar with their name. People generally don't approve of congress because there has been a decline in government trust. People either think that congress is just waisting time doing nothing, or they are  being irrational when they actually start to get something done. You can't please everyone. Horse trading is a main reason for a decline in trust. The framers made congress so that no single person has majority power. Therefore, it is difficult to get bills passed. 

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