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AP US GO PO LINKS - olahighgardner

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Your place to go for AP US Government and Politics videos, documents, and more.  The site is divided up by unit.  Use this as a resource for your Webpage Project.


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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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4 UNIT 8- The Bill of Rights had language that implied that only the federal government was to operate under such clauses. The first amendment included that congress shall make no law inhibiting or advancing religion, abridging the freedom of speech and press, or the right to assemble and petition the government. The establishment clause includes the excerpt "Congress shall make no law establishing religion." This is to keep a wall between church and the state. The free exercise clause is the "freedom of religion" clause. This allows people to exercise their own religion as long as the practices do not violate other laws. Among the free speech clause, there are different levels. Such as free speech for students or during wartime. Freedom of press is unlimited except for prior restraint when the press will threaten national security. 

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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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2 UNIT 8- Due process is a person's right to fair government procedures. An individual cannot be sentenced to prison strictly on accusations. Right to a fair trial by jury is another right included in the fourteenth amendment. The fifth amendment had the same concept, however it specifically listed the federal government and did not mention state government. The fourteenth amendment stated that state governments must abide by the due process of law. 

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6 UNIT 7- The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court includes cases involving questions of the constitution, treaties, ambassadors, controversies between states, citizens, or states and citizens. it will also hear controversies between the federal government and states or citizens. Appellate jurisdiction is the power to review, revise and overturn. In order for a case to be considered it must also have writ of certiorari which is a request for information from the lower courts. They also have conferences where the justices meet to discuss incoming cases for security and integrity purposes. When the court decides to hear a case, they hear both sides for briefs- to hear both sides of the argument. Amicus briefs is an example of this, which means "Friends of the court." When a case is decided, two opinions are released: majority opinion and minority opinion. These are explanations of the case and the justices decisions.

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

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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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5 UNIT 7- The supreme justices are to be appointed rather than elected in order to reduce political pressure and therefore eliminate bias on certain cases. As stated in the article, judges do not respond to public opinion because they are not elected by the public. However, such theories are challenged by political scientists that they are still underlying influences made on the judges by public opinion. They offer three "mechanisms." The first is that public opinion may influence which judges are nominated and confirmed. Second is that justices may care about public opinion for reasons labelled under "institutional legitimacy." The third is that people with more moderately ideological views are more likely to change their views in response to information on what others thing. Therefore it can be said it is inevitable that the justices are influenced by public opinion, whether they are aware of it or not. 

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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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3 UNIT 7- What is interesting to know is that the Supreme Court has the ability to deny the hearing of a case. The enactment of Obamacare has been highly controversial since the beginning of discussion about it. The case is Coons vs. Lew, questioning the constitutionality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board and other contradictions towards Obamacare. The IPAB has been limiting the spending growth of spending for Medicare limiting care for senior citizens. The case has already been heard by lower courts resulting in a call in favor for the government. They have come to the conclusion that the IPAB actions can not be overridden by Congress without a super-majority and cannot be challenged in the courts. The plaintiffs call that the IPAB is acting in the way of a centralized power, but the Supreme Court still has to power to decide that it is not worth their review. 

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Stem Cell Veto and Executive Order (2007) - YouTube

Today, President Bush Signed An Executive Order To Strengthen Our Nation's Commitment To Research On Pluripotent Stem Cells. Scientists have recently shown t...
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UNIT 6- Bush uses his power to veto the bill that congress introduced

involving stem cell research that would counteract his "ethical approach" to stem cell research. This gave him the power to stop a bill that congress was attempting to pass. He orders the correlation of scientists to work with the NIH in order to produce ethically derived stem cells to people who are eligible for federal funding. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

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UNIT 6- Even within the first few seconds of the game, I felt over flooded with responsibility and things to attend to. As soon as the president was inaugurated, she was to speak the State of the Union address in front of congress. Presidency is a lot of public speaking, agenda setting, and responsibilities to fill. There are an abundance of issues to be spoken about and chosen in order to please the entire population. 

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Unit 6 scoop.it grade 100%; 200 points, great work and strong insight on this information. You demonstrate understanding of the executive branch.
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U.S. Department of the Treasury

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UNIT 6- Jacob J. Lew is the secretary of the US Department of the treasury and Sarah Bloom Raskin is the Treasurer of the United States. The National Department of Treasury deals with auctions, coins and currency, bonds and securities, grants, loans, taxes, financial assitance, and many other issues.  On the homepage of their website it lists current events and discussions that the Treasury is currently dealing with or has in the past. 

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The White House

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UNIT 6- On March 26th, 2015 the President received the Presidential daily briefing at 10am. He also conducted a press briefing at 12:30. This could relate to bully-pull-pit as he is such a great influence on the public through the media. At 3:15 he was to meet with members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 

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

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | 2 McCord Kayla | 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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UNIT 6- This website expresses the prediction of Hillary Clinton running again for presidency, as well as Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. These predicted candidates are said to be running for democratic office. On the republican side, Ted Cruz is definitely running, as he has already made his announcement. They are also predicting Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Chris Christie to be running. All three with prior state governing under their belt. The website also informs the public on the prediction that Mike Huckabee may be running again. 

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LawCraft | iCivics

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UNIT 5- I chose to participate in the Republican party in the House of Representatives representing the 8th district of Georgia. First thing that was offered were letters from constituents requesting certain issues to be amended or addressed. Some were official, and some were immature. It opened my eyes that representatives probably recieve such things to file through, trying to find legit issues to keep all that they represent happy. It also addressed the weighing of votes and issues within the interests of other memebers of congress. 

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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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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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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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3 UNIT 8- The equal protection clause is included within the fourteenth amendment. The most famous equal protection clause case was Brown vs. Board saying it was illegal to have segregation in public school. In some peoples' opinions, the equal protection clause has weakened federalism.  The equal protection clause comes from the declaration of independence where it states that "we hold these truths to be self-evident that all are created equal."  The equal protection clause has empowered the national government. It can even be applied when it comes to admissions to public universities. 

 

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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1 UNIT 8- Civil liberties are the personal rights and freedoms the government cannot interfere in. This is protected by law, constitution, or due process of law. Some civil liberties include religion practice and the freedom to speak up on opinions. The first ten amendments are known as the bill of rights. Civil liberties used to be left to the states for decision. States adopted their own civil liberty clauses. There was controversy over the fact the federal government would respect their own civil liberties. The states requested there was review of the states' amendments when creating the new constitution. Thus the bill of rights were introduced to satisfy everyone. 

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SUPREME COURT WEBSITE

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2 UNIT 7- As you open the website, there is a calender displayed that illustrates the Argument days, non argument days and conference days for the Supreme Court. It also provides information on recent arguments such as Bullard vs. Blue Hills Bank and Harris vs. Viegelahn just on Wednesday April 1. Its surprising to see such a long list of cases that are heard daily that most of us will not have heard of prior to visiting the website. Considering the Supreme court denied the hearing of Coons vs. Lew on the issue of Obamacare, its especially surprising. When you click on the cases, it displays the transcript of the entire court case and even offers Audio sessions to older cases. 

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Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect

Today's Supreme Court confirmation process was shaped by what happened at the hearings for Clarence Thomas 20 years ago. The hearings also changed America's political, judicial and cultural landscape.
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4 UNIT 7 - Clarence Thomas was known as the most conservative justice who was willing to take courses on laws that have been in place for decades, therefore always up for a challenge. He is the only judge in motion for official religions within the states and believes that teenagers have no free speech rights. From this information I can tell that Thomas moves towards issues that are highly controversial and challenging to represent. Many people have even explained his views as radical. Being a person who stands with such motivation on such controversial issues is bound to bias and influence of his opinions on such issues will inevitably have an effect over his decision making in court cases. As a result of his position on issues such as teenager speech rights, official declaration of religion, disclosure of campaign funders, and issues regarding tobacco use, there will be like-minded people and groups that will stand behind him and his motions on these issues. As a result of that, he will be politically influenced to keep such people happy, as they may be able to back him up if he ever took action to enact legislation on such things.

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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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1 UNIT 7- The tour guide stated that in the architecture of the building lies the purpose to make visitors feel like there are important events and decisions being made. I found this extremely interesting, as the things build and advertised around us have underlying meanings. Only two pictures exist of the supreme court in session. The building is only 75 years old. Katherine Fitts is the head curator. The building was designed off a roman influence to represent justice. There is even a library within the Supreme court to represent the scholarly input in the justice process. 

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Politics, Political News

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POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.
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UNIT 6- I chose the article "The Week Mike Pence's 2016 Dreams Crumbled" written by Adam Wren. He announced his run for presidency and also made the statement that the 49 other governors wish they could be him. He signed senate bill 101, the religious freedom bill. As a result, 10 national conventions have pulled their desire to meet within Indianapolis, which will damage their expected profit on tourism and brings $4.4 billion in and supports 75,000 jobs. As he thought he was saving his state and boosting its economy, the signing of this bill has devastated all his accomplishments. 

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FRB: News & Events

FRB: News & Events | 2 McCord Kayla | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.
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UNIT 6- Janet. Yellen is the Chair person for the Fed, and Stanley Fischer is vice chairman. The federal reserves controls the banking systems and all banks below them. They are separate from congress and the presidency as they carry out strict policies only based on economics and the money supply. Sure the president and congress may have opinions and influences over choice, but they have no direct tie through the constitution to the federal reserve.

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

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UNIT 6- Woodrow Wilson was ranked #9 as of 2009. Prior to 2009 he was ranked #6. His greatest strength was his visions and agenda as president. His weakest trait was the pursuing of equal justice for all. He also received high positive scores for administrative skills and economic management. Abraham Lincoln is made out to be the best president. He was ranked number one, and also received extremely high scores in important characteristics such as public persuasion, crisis leadership dealing with the civil war, and his vision and agenda. 

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Limits on Presidents Acting Alone

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How a handful of presidential actions have been challenged in court, by Congress and by later presidents.
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UNIT 6- The president has powers to issue executive orders, which act as informal laws. However, the Supreme Court has the power to overturn such orders. The president has power to appoint holders of office, however he can cross lines when he does such actions during a recess that is too short. Such incident happened with Obama within 2014. When Obama passed a rule that stated all birth control to be covered, the Supreme court ruled it violated the law of religious freedom. Such examples of these illustrate that the President has powers, but there are checks and balances in place to prevent the powers from extending too far. 

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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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UNIT 6- One of the president's strengths are the formal powers given to him/her within the constitution. Such powers include commander in chief, call special sessions, or receiving ambassadors. Another strength is the powers found in politics and public opinion. He is able to bargain with congress and mobilize public opinion. However, he does not have power to declare war, ratify treaties, and the power of veto can also be overridden. 

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CNN: 'Gerrymandering' the movie - YouTube

A new documentary looks at the firestorm issue of redistricting as midterm elections near.
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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 2 McCord Kayla | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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