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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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Selective incorporation is the notion that the bill of rights is for the federal government and that the states have their own rules. The first amendment is freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition of the government. The free exercise clause says you can believe what you want to believe but you cannot act in ways that violate a law applying to everyone. The establishment clause says that the federal government cannot set up a country religion because a person has freedom to choose what/who they want to worship. There is a defined separation between church and state so that the government can't violate people's rights. The free exercise clause says you can believe what you want but you cannot do something that is breaking a law applied to everyone.

 
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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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The due process clause in the 14th amendment states that state government cannot deny a persons right to life, liberty, or property with out due process of law. Here's an example, instead of being thrown in jail for being a suspect in a crime we (the U.S) give each suspect the right to a trial by jury to defend themselves. This ensures that no mistakes are made when determining whether or not a person is guilty. Although mistakes are made in the court, according to the constitution and the due process clause of the 14th amendment, a person deserves to defend them self.

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

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This powerpoint explains the supreme court. The jurisdiction of the supreme court can hear many things. This includes constitutional concerns, treaties, and controversies between, citizens, states, citizens, etc. Their jurisdiction allows them to review, revise, and overturn their cases and disputes. The justices can pick and choose their own cases, and receive over 8,000 requests per year. The case may come from an appellate jurisdiction, but most come from the court of appeals. In order for the case to be heard, it must have a writ of certiorari, which will be voted on during conference time. Hearings are setup through briefs,  where each side presents a summary of their argument. The decision is the majority opinion, where most of the justices agreed, and the minority opinion is the losing argument.

 
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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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Clarence Thomas was elected as one of the supreme court justices of the U.S.  However, he was accused of harassment on one of Oklahoma University's law professors, Anita Hill. Although he was accused of it, he still was elected a justice based on his firm religious standing and his strong conservative views. He was and is a very influential senator which greatly influenced his nomination. Interest groups use a variety of methods to influence elections. They can sponsor a candidate and say that the government is against their cause if the person is not elected. They can also use their resources to fund or influence the candidate to be elected into office. 

 
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http://www.supremecourt.gov

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This is a link to the supreme court's website. The supreme court website contains a lot of information available to the public. It has backgrounds on current and past justices, as well as the history of cases in the supreme court. One of the most recent cases deals with Medicaid in Idaho, and the service of habilitation being provided. The website also has a calendar that shows the supreme court's schedule such as argument dates, meeting dates, off days, and holidays.

 
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Conservatives go on the attack in religious freedom debate

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Social conservatives are doubling down on their push for state-based religious freedom laws, lashing out at businesses that have vigorously opposed the measures and accusing Democrats of trampling Christians’ civil rights. While more moderate Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush appeared to soften his stance, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas stood...
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This is a link to an article on politico.com regarding Ted Cruz's remarks on religious freedom and civil rights. Ted Cruz made a very conservative statement saying " want to persecute anyone that has a good faith religious belief that marriage is a holy sacrament between the union of one man and one woman and ordained as a covenant by God.” This sparked national debate on the topic of marriage and christian rights/freedom. Basically, there is a lot of build tension between different ideologies of conservatives an liberals. Ted Cruz is standing his ground.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

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This is the link to the CIA's website. The CIA's main objective is to ensure American's security and protect policy making for senior government officials. It is currently led by Secretary John. O Brennan. I feel that the agency does not affiliate itself with a specific party because it doesn't want to make the American people feel like it only protects a certain political group of Americans, resulting in less support. One current story in their data is that the first woman to work overseas for the CIA celebrated her 100th birthday recently, "Spy Girl," which was honored by the Head of the CIA, John O. Brennan,  and President Obama. 

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

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The link shows a list of ranked presidencies. Lincoln at the top and Buchanan at the bottom. I feel that President Lincoln was the best president in history. He abolished slavery, settled the Civil War between confederates and the Union, and he helped shape the country into what it is today. He overcame the odds that many thought he never would. Even though his presidency was cut short he was able to accomplish a lot during his term.  Without Lincoln and his apt to make the country more equal the United States would not be in the place it is today. 

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

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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 is a link to a New York Times article on the presidential candidates for the 2016 presidential election. So far Ted Cruz is the only candidate who has formally announced his candidacy stating, "I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!” Mike Huckabee is a possible candidate. Also, Hillary Clinton is a possible candidate who's names I recognized. What surprised me was Mitt Romney will not be running for president, given his close run with Obama in the 2012 presidential election. I learned that the decision to run for office appears to be a tense one. It's all a matter of how a person plays their cards and how much support they can gain. 

 
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ws_rolesofthepresident.pdf

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The President has many roles in office. He acts as the party leader in his political party during elections in order to be the figurehead of his party to win office.  The president serves  as the commander-in-chief of the military to make executive decisions dealing with our nation's defense. He acts as the chief executive when making votes on laws that ensure our nation's efficiency.  The President represents America making him chief of state and chief of diplomat on international affairs . He is also the chief legislator and he represents the entire legislative branch of government in congress.

 
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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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A bill becomes a law through many steps. Either citizens or the representatives introduce the bill in the House or the Senate. Congress members receive information about the bill through the description, or witnesses. The bill may have amendments added to it, or things taken out of it. Then the House/Senate votes on it and it enters the other chamber of Congress. The same process is repeated back and forth until they agree on the amended bill. The bill then goes to the President who decides to either veto or sign it. If the President signs it, it becomes a law. If the President vetoes it, then congress must have a 2/3 majority vote to surpass the President's veto.

 
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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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A filibuster is a prolonged speech in the Senate that slows down the legislative process. In other words it is an extremely long debate or speech to obstruct a vote from happening. Rand Paul gave a thirteen hour speech with help from other senators that resulted in a letter from the attorney general stating drones would not be used to kill Americans not fighting in a war. William Walker was referred to as a filibuster when he lead a group of Americans to Nicaragua to overthrow the government. Cato the Younger would talk until sunset, and Roman law saying proceedings had to end at sunset would allow that vote to not happen that day. Debate, or a Filibuster, can be ended by a 3/5 vote for a cloture motion. They use this when they believe an end to the debate will never be reached. Wayne Morse filibustered for 22 and a half hours. The House no longer has filibusters due to the large number of members. The only branch of Congress able to enact Filibuster is the Senate. The record for longest held Filibuster is 24 hours and 18 minutes. 

 
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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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The Civil rights movement happened in the 1950's because the 14th amendment was established creating equality. It was not well enforced until the 50's time period because people became tired of being treated unfairly and unequally. During the 1950's most people were considered middle (or working) class, there was an economic boom and surburban life style became much more popular, also many people began driving cars and living more luxurious lifestyles. Segregation was still present and nearly everything was a struggle for minority races( blacks).  This was true in every aspect-- school, work, public areas, etc. They (minorities) were worse off financially and had less education and couldn't get jobs (or keep them) as easily. In the 1950's African Americans began to get rights starting with the intergation of schools, which eventually led to all other public places (Brown vs. BOE). 

 
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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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The equal protection clause of the 14th amendment states that each person is treated equally and each person's rights are protected. This is a large controversial topic today because of civil rights. One argument made is that minorities (blacks, hispanics, asian, etc.) are treated differently than a majority race (white) in America. The 13th-14th amendments ensured that each person has basic American rights. The Brown v. BOE case dealt with the EPC overriding a previous court decision in PLessy v. Ferguson staying "equal but separate rights." This clause (EPC) is still being argued over today in issues such as the argument of gay rights.

 
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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are a persons civil rights, such as practicing your personal religion, that the government cannot deny or interfere with. The civil liberties are found in the Bill of Rights, which are found in the first 10 amendments of the Constitution. Civil liberties tend to be a huge topic of concern/debate for the Supreme Court. 

 

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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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This article helps explain how the supreme court responds to public opinion. The supreme court is not heavily influenced by public opinion, but it still matters to them. The court is never aired on tv while in action. In fact, only 2 photographs even exist of the court in session, both by smuggled cameras. Also, the court doesn't allow for it's officials to be alone in public while a case is being discussed. However, the court still uses public opinion to weigh it's decisions. For example, if the public is in rebellion and rioting about something, and it would cause major chaos from a decision, the court may lean its decisions based on public opinion.

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Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court | 2 Stroup David | Scoop.it
Latest news on Supreme Court. Includes blogs, videos, and pictures about Supreme Court.
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This link on politico.com discusses the recent twitter petition that involved over 437 companies. These companies included, Facebook, twitter, coca-cola, and the new England patriots. They side with repealing the ban on same-sex marriages in the 13 states that currently have a ban on same sex marriage. Currently 37 states, and the district of Colombia allow same-sex marriages. Also, president Obama is sided with same-sex marriages.

 
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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 is a video about the supreme courthouse. The house was opened in the 1930's, making it young when compared to the other Washington buildings. It is built mainly of marble as the structure, and is designed to replicate older buildings in Washington. There have only been 17 chief justices in the time of our 44 presidents, and there have only been 2 photos ever taken of the court in session which were taken by cameras that were smuggled in. 

 
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Executive Command | iCivics

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Playing the role of president is very difficult. I started off with some goals in mind, but that was not the primary agenda of Congress, and I can only pass or veto what they send me. Then when war started and all these other issues bogged me down and I barely had time to keep the country from falling apart, much less try to reform any domestic policy. The president is pulled in so many different directions that anyone who has the mental stability and brain capacity to deal with situation like that while running a country earns an A in my book. The role of president is extremely difficult and stressful. 

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U.S. Department of Justice

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This is a link the the U.S Department of Justice page. The U.S. Department of Justice deals with respective things in the justice department such as terrorism, illegal weapons, etc. They are currently led by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The Department of Justice is the only department without a secretary. There are a lot of current events the Department of Justice is involved with for example, they are currently involved with a lawsuit dealing with a Queens/New York man who planned to abuse weapons to create a weapon of mass destruction.

 
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President's Schedule - April 2, 2015

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The president's schedule varies from day to day depending on his current status. Today, April 2nd, President Obama is flying to Kentucky to deliver a speech. He will then fly to Utah to deliver another speech at the Hill Air Force base. This is his role of chief executive. He is making himself, as the country's leader, open to the public. Many people in America will never meet or hear from the president in person. When he gives public speeches, he is giving the people an opportunity to hear from the leader of the U.S. making his opinion public as well as gaining support for his term in office. 

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Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

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Perhaps no measure better captures the public’s sentiment toward the president than job approval. It dates back to the earliest days of public opinion polling, when George Gallup asked about Franklin D. Roosevelt starting in the 1930s.
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This link shows approval rating from President Eisenhower to President Obama. Obama has received an overall 81% approval from Democrats and 14% with Republicans. Obamas presidency approval rating nearly flipped from the previous president, GW Bush. I found Obamas approvals very interesting. The approval rating of Obama fall right in between those of GW Bush and Clinton. 

 
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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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This is a video showing the strengths and weaknesses of the president. This video gave me a further understanding of who the different heads of agencies are such as secretary of defense. This video showed me the connection they have with the government. Each department in the federal government is headed by a secretary. The presidents staff is appointed by the president, they are usually trusted friends who helped with the campaign. The Cabinet is led by people who the president can nominate but the Senate must approve. 

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The crazy shape of politics: gerrymandered districts - YouTube

The GOP scored 33 more seats in the House this election even though Democrats earned a million more votes in House races. Professor Jeremy Mayer says gerryma...
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Gerrymandering is the practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. I learned from this video that the congressional districts are decided upon by the politicians representing those districts. They are "redrawn" based on voters in order to benefit those politicians.Essentially, this allows officials to stay on office because districts are drawn to group one party together. Example, Republicans are the majority of District 16 of Tennessee. The two surrounding districts are majority democratic. Because of gerrymandering the state legislature can reframe the districts in order to keep district 16 republican, and the surrounding districts democrat. 

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 2 Stroup David | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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An earmark is a legislative money provision that directs approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or that directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees. Basically, an earmark is money that Congress uses to fund a specific program or project. They can either be approved funds or exemption from taxes or fees. Earl Pomeroy has sponsored or supported almost twelve million dollars in earmarks, and he has received almost twelve thousand dollars in campaign contributions from those companies. He voted in favor of this ridiculous amount of earmarks in exchange for money for his campaign for reelection.

 
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