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Political Typology Quiz

Political Typology Quiz | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
Are you a Steadfast Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between? Take our quiz and find out which one of our Political Typology groups is your best match.
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In the political typology quiz, my results were that I was a steadfast conservative. My views on politics are similar to conservative republicans, and that's what got me the title of a conservative. I believe that helping citizens with programs such as free health care is a bad idea.  I believe it brings more debt and burdens to the government  The program is unnecessary and should be removed completely. 

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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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The 1st Amendment is really important, especially in the society we live in today. Speech and religion is everything. It is how everyone communicates with each other. With religion, people can discuss how to live life and what are the right things to do.  Speech can allow people to stand up for themselves and take action in things. Without the first amendment, people would be silent and nothing would be changed in America. With the first amendment, things have been changed and America is what it is today. 

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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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Every citizen has the right to due process. Due process is to respect the individuals' rights in court.  If a citizen is not given due process, he or she may take court action against the court.  There have been many cases based on due process.  And if a citizen is not given due process, then it is unconstitutional. 

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
It has been rather challenging for legal scholars to portray the Supreme Court opinions of the past few days as somehow following logically from precedent or even from the past…
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The supreme court justices are mostly not affected by the public. One reason is because they are not elected by the public. Another reason is because they work to please the government, no the people.  The supreme court has checks by congress that keeps them from getting too far from what the public wants.  The president and congress can also impeach the justices.

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Chief Justice John Roberts reports for jury duty, is rejected

Chief Justice John Roberts reports for jury duty, is rejected | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
Even Chief Justice John Roberts can’t escape his civic duties.The Supreme Court justice reported for duty as “Juror 49” in Rockville, Maryland, on Wednesday morning, The Washington Post reported.Roberts was being considered for a case relating to a 2013 car crash. The judge asked a group of about 50 potential jurors to identify any...
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John Roberts is the chief justice in the supreme court.  He wanted to perform his civic duties by going to maryland.  He went there to be a juror for a car crash in maryland. No one suspected him of his profession and he sat with the rest of the potential jurors. Unfortunately for him he was not selected to be one of the jurors.

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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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The supreme court holds cases that are chosen by the court justices. the cases are chosen by nine justices, but it only takes four justices to want the case for it to be heard.  The nine justices are people that are mostly unaffected by politics.  The supreme court house is over 75 years old. The architects wanted the court house to blend in with the library and the capital. 

 

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Iran agrees to nuclear framework

Iran agrees to nuclear framework | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
The U.S., Iran and five world powers on Thursday reached a preliminary deal designed to contain Iran’s nuclear program, one that would restrict Iran’s ability to enrich uranium and subject it to international inspections, but which also would gradually remove harsh economic sanctions from the Islamic Republic. The agreement, if it holds,...
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Obama has made many efforts to control foreign affairs.  With Iran, they have negotiated for many days to make a peace agreement.  Obama belives this is the biggest foreign acheivement because they reached an agreement. The iranian leader will not have nuclear weapons. Obama is credited to this agreement. 

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FRB: News & Events

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The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.
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I chose the Federal Reserve. Janet Yellen is the head of this independent agency. They make and control money going to banks in america.  They are separate from departments because they cannot be closely associated with the gov for media issues.  This way they cannot get blamed for government things.

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

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To different people, presidents are ranked differently. According to the chart, Abraham Lincoln was ranked number one.  i can agree because he did a lot for our country. He believed and worked hard to abolish slavery. After years of work he passed amendments to abolish slavery. Thus shaping history to what it is today.

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

The White House Is No Place for Wimps | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
Lyndon Johnson got things done. Yes, he was a visionary—the architect of sweeping social and economic programs that transformed life in the United States and that still shape our nation today. But in the many hours I spent working for LBJ, I saw that he had much more than big ideas: He knew how to make them happen. How to trade, to cajole, to...
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The white house is no place for wimps.  Presidents have to be confident when entering the office so noone takes advantage of them.  They have to do what they said they would do and not back down. If they back down from what they say, it will be bad for them because the people will lose faith in them.  Losing faith from the people is bad for their reputation.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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The president has many powers that are granted to them in the constitution. Declaring war, however is not one of them.  Congress was granted the power to declare war and not the president.  The president is able to order attacks on enemies and he can start a war that way. But he is not given the priveledge to formally declare war.

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LawCraft | iCivics

LawCraft | iCivics | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
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I chose to play the law craft game. It was difficult to pass the bill because i would get stuck at a 50-50 mark.  The bill would not tip either way.  I see now how it can be difficult for a congressman to pass a bill. And they have it harder because it is real life they are dealing with.

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funny - YouTube

funny - YouTube | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Official VISO Comedy channel! Subscribe and check out our NEW videos every Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 3pm PT! We're a community of people who ...
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I looked at the video about the filibuster and cloture. Filibuster is when a congressman talks about a biLl. But he talks endlessly to bore people into voting his wa.Y. A cloture is a rule thay limits the amount of time of a debate. These help and relief people that do not want to be boRed. 

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

You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is ni...
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Every U.S. citizen is subject to civil rights.  Every person has rights that are protected by law.  Some of these rights are freedoms of speech and religion.  With these freedoms, you are allowed to speak how you please and worship or pray to whomever you want to.  It is unconstitutional for the government to deny you of these rights and all other rights that you have.

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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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Since the segregation days, people have continuously fought equal rights.  Throughout the years, many cases of race and gender have come up in court.  Finally the equal protection clause was introduced to help U.S. citizens.  The equal protection clause was created to give every citizen the same protection as a white male would. This clause gave women, blacks, and other minorities the same legal protection as white males.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Every U.S. citizen is subject to civil liberties.  Every person has rights that are protected by law.  Some of these rights are freedoms of speech and religion.  With these freedoms, you are allowed to speak how you please and worship or pray to whomever you want to.  It is unconstitutional for the government to deny you of these rights and all other rights that you have.

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
Questions surrounding Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past speeches generated more controversy in the final day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Thursday, as Democrats again called her a mainstream jurist and Republicans portrayed her as a liberal activist likely to legislate from the bench.
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There are three ways in which justices can be appointed. They are chosen by race, gender, and ideology.  Race and gender plays a big factor because some presidents want a diverse group. Even though they are politically unaffected, their ideology is important because presidents want justices that are like them. Two way interest groups can affect justices are through donations and media.  They can give money to help with campaigns or they can use media to promote or destroy a candidate.

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On this website there is a lot to look at.  One case the justices are deciding on is a case based on bankruptcy.  There is an order of bankruptcy that is challenged to be appealed. The justices accepted the case and took it to court. They approved the case and the defendant lost.

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Supreme%20Court%20Procedure%20_%20Cases.pdf

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In the Supreme Court they have jurisdiction. They have appellate jurisdiction which is the power to review, revise, and overturn a case.  For the Court to consider the case, it has to be a case of a disagreement between federal and state courts or if the case questions the constitution.  They also have to vote on writs of certiorari that have been petitioned to the court. After the court hears the case, two opinions are said.  One is the majority opinion and one is the minority opinion. Both are the opinions of the justices. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
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This game is really interesting and fun.  You act as the president and do different things.  You can speak to congress. you can pass or veto bills that are sent to you from congress. You can chose to attack enemies or not. And you stay in office if the people like your decisions or not. Its a fun and good game to learn from.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of the Treasury | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
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I chose the department of treasury.  They are in charge of money and making economic opportunities for people. The secretary of this department is Mr. Lew. He works to make the department run smoothly and efficiently. He works along with all the other offices of the department of treasury.

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Whitehouse Grounds View

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The white house is a huge place to tour.  And the presidents office is in the west wing.  Today he has a lot to do and his schedule is full. He has to attend meetings and hearing and speeches.  He has to prepare speeches and plans for the future. Without the president the country would not run very well.

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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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Along with being president, they are also celebrities.  They spend a lot of money to campaign so they can get votes. The more they campaighn the more people know who they are. They also represent the country so most people in the country know who they are.  They are also the person everyone turns to when there is a crises so they are wellknown.

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The President - Strengths and Weaknesses - YouTube

Listen and learn the basics about the American presidency. Is the President of the United States the most powerful person in the world or a pitiful helpless ...
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The president has many strengths and weaknesses.  And the president is also granted many powers in the US Constitution.  He or she is granted the power to be commander in chief, recieve ambassadors, and others.  However, the senate has checks on the president in which they can override vetoes or reject ambassadors. This is what I learned in the video.

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Congressional District Lines - Who Draws Them? ⎢Civics in a Minute⎢TakePart TV - YouTube

Subscribe for more TakePart TV now!: http://full.sc/SwIjS1 Ever look at a map of congressional districts and wondered why it looks like someone spilled color...
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There were several different videos to look at that descibed gerrymandering. I chose the district lines video.  Gerrymandering is the way government sets of districts to be "even".  Many people say that the 435 districts are not even. They do not represent the population evenly.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 2 Grainger Andrew | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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All congressmen use earmarks. Earmarks is money collected and used on issues they want to reform. They mainly give money to their district. If a congressman is a representative for a district they work to give money to them. They gather money through contributions and lobbying and other ways. 

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