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

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The 1950s has been called a period of consensus. Consensus culture was caused first, by the Cold War. Standards of living rised and the wages of working people rised. About 50% of people were classified as middle class citizens and they were happy. The number of homes doubled during this decade and became home for over 40,00o people. By 1960 80% of Americans owned at least one car. This era was considered the "Golden age".  Most people agreed with equal opportunity but we didn't always provide it. Many Americans were critisized as being conformists during this decade.

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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 14th Amendment has helped us realize the promise made in the declaration of Independence. The most famous Equal Protection Clause case was Brown v. Board of Education. This stated that it was illegal to have segregation in public schools. The Equal Protection clause has powered the national government. The clause has also weakened federalism. Equal protection cases are involved in admissions to colleges and universities. This short video was a great review to help me review the Equal Protection Clause.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are the personal rights and freedoms government cannot interfere with. If one wants to publish their own magazine, the government cannot stop you unless it overgoes the regulations. Civil liberties include the rights to have a private life, speak up when confused, speak up when happy, practice religion of choice, and the right to have purple hair. The Bill of Rights is on display in The National Archives in Washington D.C. The glass display is filled with helium to keep the bill from cracking. One civil liberty clause would be the freedom of speech. The states said before the constitution could be ratified it must include many civil liberities.
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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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Judges decide cases according to their personal policy preferences even if they cloak their motivations in legal language. The Supreme Court is isolated from the public in order to avoid unnecessary controversy involving the public. The court still cares about public opinion but does not use it as often. Two factors that work to keep the United States Supreme Court from deviating to far from public opinion would include obtaining public support and having the Supreme Court rely on other branches to enforce the rules. The Supreme Court can only make the rules but other branches have to actually enforce them. This article helped me gain a larger and better understanding of how the Supreme Court works and deals with the people. 

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board | 3 Arrington Kayla | Scoop.it
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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I choose the scoop about the Supreme Court declining to hear the case on the Obama care Medicare board to challenge a board labeled the death panel. The IPAB is designed to limit spending growth in Medicare but citizens say that it results in limiting care for seniors. The panel was told that they were not ripe enough for review because the panel had not made any decisions. A group of 25 Republican lawmakers filed an amicus brief to the high court in support of the challengers petition.  The Supreme Court turned down the IPAB case but will issue a highly  anticipated decision in another Obama care case called King v Burwell.

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Supreme Court Website

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The Supreme Court website provides the people with recent decisions made and describes the justices and what the supreme court is in charge of. On the website there is also biographies of the supreme court justices which describes what their life was like before they became appointed to a justice. I was also able to see the decisions that they recently made and the discussions that they are talking about. The court is considering a case labeled Kansas vs. Nebraska dealing with a dispute over water rights. The water is distributed based on the compact clause. Kansas argues that Nebraska violated the clause and has brought it to the Supreme Courts attention to make a decision.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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Through this game I learned that it is a lot of hard work to be president. I learned that you have to try your hardest to please the people and you have to be careful on what you veto because sometimes it could be a good bill. When you make a bill a law and sign the agreement people either strongly support it or strongly dislike it. The president constantly has something going on and may have multiple things at one time with some that are in a more timely manner. Once a bill is signed the president has to enforce the laws and make sure they are happening. The points that you collect in this game stand for how well of a president you are and how many people like and agree with you.

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U.S. Department of State

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The U.S. Department of State's head secretary is John Kerry. Kerry is the chief foreign affairs advisor appointed by the president. The Department of State has a strong focus on Iran's Nuclear Program, the UN Commission of the status of women, and an Enduring Vision for Central Asia. The mission of the Department is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and to foster conditions for stability and progress. On this website on is able to view the policy issues, different countries and regions, and can view and learn more about what the US department of state is all about.

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The White House

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This website is very interactive and helps the student feel as if they are right in the white house talking to the president getting a view of his home. The Map room is primarily used as a meeting room for the first lady and the president but in the past it was used as a war room. The front door of the White House opens into the North Portico which was constructed in 1829-30. The schedule of the President is very busy. At 10 am tomorrow morning he will receive what he is doing tomorrow and at 11:40 he will depart from the White House to have a full day ahead of him. It is very neat to be able to see the president's schedule and to know what is going on in the president's life who is running our country.

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Video: State of the Union 2015 in 90 seconds

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POLITICO recaps the highlights of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address in 90 seconds.
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Obama states the State of the Union Address to cover what has took place during his presidency. He states we have seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade and the stock market has doubled. Lower gas prices results in families saving an average of $750 a year at the gas pump. The president states that the crisis has passed and we will turn the page as of that day. The president says that Congress should pass a law saying that women should be paid the same as men doing the  same job. Health Care and Inflation is at its lowest in 50 years. Obama says that we stand united to hunt down terrorists.

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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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In Article 1 section 1 to be president you have to be 35, a natural born citizen, and live continuously in the US for 14 years. The states choose electors and the electors cast there ballets and mostly agree with the states. In order to win the electoral college has to gain the majority vote and the electoral college is compared to a pizza pie. If no one wins half of the vote in the 1800s the House of Representatives choose the president. The president is the enforcer of the law and Congress delivers the law. If Congress is of the same party of the president they normally work together. The president can oppose laws and the president is the commander and chief and the president does not declare war but Congress declares war.

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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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Gerrymandering can determine the outcome of elections so the result of the elections is biased. The US is the only democracy where politicians directly participate in the districting process. The politicians draw the lines to have an advantage for themselves. Legislatures claim that they know the district best. There is debating to this day whether or not the districts are fair and if the people are getting a true vote.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Arrington Kayla | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are able to provide federal funding to companies, projects, groups, and organizations. Earl Pomeroy  a member of the house had 50 earmarks. He owed over &148,000,000 but only had to pay 200,000. Members interact with earmarks through lobbying and campaign contributions. The chart on the website shows the amount of earmarks given and how much money is received. These earmarks are a big contribution to Congress groups and members.

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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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States have there own Constitutions but they have to conform to the Bill of rights. Congress is to make no law respecting an establishment of religion. The Establishment Clause deals with Congress not being able to make laws against religion. There is a law between church and state. The Free Exercise Clause is freedom of religion. If they take away the freedom of religion the test from Congress must be applied. The New York times case deals with the Pentagon Papers. This video helped me review for the test.

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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 is a persons right to fair government procedures. A person can not be sentenced to prison if they are only suspected of a crime. A right to a fair trial in front of a jury is one's due process right.  States that the Federal Government cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The 14th Amendment is a shield against state governments. Before a state government can take away a person's life, liberty, or property they must provide a due process of law. This video helps explain in depth what the 14th Amendment states as well as the Due Process.

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The court can hear cases that include controversies between states, treaties, controversies between citizens, etc. These cases fall under the Court's appellate jurisdiction. A case must include many items for the Justices to even consider it. A Writ of Certiorari must be included which states to be more fully informed. There are two ways for cases to get to the Supreme Court which are Appeal and appellate jurisdiction. Amicus Briefs deal with friends of the Court. When a case is decided two opinions are released to the press which are the Majority opinion and the Minority opinion.

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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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I choose the scoop over the Clarence Thomas appointment and confirmation controversy. Justice Clarence has proved to be a lightning rod, an enigma, and a justice of prophetic vision. Thomas is the only justice that allows states to establish an official religion, says that teens have no speech rights at all, and says that it is unconstitutional to require campaign closures to disclose their identity. These qualities and ideas that he portrays has a major impact because the president has to choose a justice which shares common values and ideas. Interest groups have used tactics by using the media to bring attention to what the people believe would be negative qualities about Clarence Thomas. They would bring attention to the fact that he believes teen should not have any speech rights. Other methods include lobbying and rallying of the people.

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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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There are only two pictures of the Supreme Court in session. On the 75th anniversary  there was rare access gained to the Supreme Court. For almost 150 years the Supreme Court was basically homeless and the Supreme Court building opened in 1935. Marble is mostly made of the building and about 3.5 million dollars was spent on that and the design was to be made into a Roman Temple. Much of the government building remains off limits. The Supreme Court is based on tradition of American society.

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The gray areas in the Iran deal

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In the dead of night Wednesday night in Lausanne, Switzerland, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and his Iranian counterpart haggled over one of the last issues holding up a nuclear agreement with world powers: Iran’s future research into next-generation new centrifuge designs that can accelerate its path to a nuclear weapon.The meeting finally wrapped...
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Iran will only be able to conduct limited research and development which are far more efficient than what devices Iran now operates. Iran will be barred for a decade from enriching uranium with the advanced devices. The research and development question is one of the key issues left unresolved. Another key issue is the fate of Iran's stockpile of low enriched uranium. US officials have long expected that Iran would agree to export most of it's low enriched uranium out of the country. The fact sheet says that only Iran will implement an agreed set of measures to address concerns but those measures aren't detailed.

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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The US Environmental Protection Agency is put into place to protect and preserve the environment and to help better the earth. The Agency wants to improve the fuel economy, prevent poison, and have safer homes and safer products. Pollution is what is trying to be prevented to better the environment. You are able to read articles on the air conditions and mold and moisture. Under the Clean Air Act the government sets regulations on certain air pollutants. Science and technology is constantly working on how to better the air conditions and the environment in which we surround ourselves in daily.

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

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This website shows the value of what the people think of which president was the best in 2000 and 2009. Abraham Lincoln was voted number one in 2009 and in 2000. Lincoln's lowest score was in Relations with Congress with a 78. In my book Abraham Lincoln was by far the best president. He led the United States through it's Civil War, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Lincoln accomplished much work during his presidency and he was voted the best president by the people. 

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

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | 3 Arrington 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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This website explains who is running for office in the next election, who might be, and who's not running. Ted Cruz is the only person that is definitely running for president and he is a Republican. Hilary Clinton is one who is most likely running and is a Democrat. Clinton is still in the process of seriously thinking about running.  Mitt Romney is not running again and states " I did not want to make it more difficult for someone else to emerge who may have a better chance of becoming the president." This website is very unique and helpful because it allows the citizens and everyday people to understand who may be running for office and to understand the views of the one's running for office.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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During this video of the President he acts in the role of the Commander-in-Chief. In this video Bush announces the start of the Iraq war. He explains to the people why the war has started and how he does not want the war to be  fought on our land because we want to defend our freedom and our people. This took place on March 19, 2003 from the global office. The collation forces were told to disarm Iraq and free its people. from great danger. Forces have been told by the presidents orders so Iraq's leader could not fight back. More than 35 countries gave support to help with the war and fight with us to serve in defense. The leader of Iraq wanted to use innocent civilians as shields for his own military. This shows one way in which the president must work and announce the orders to the people. 

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LawCraft | iCivics

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I choose to play the game and learn how a bill becomes a law. First one must right up a bill that they believe will have a positive outcome. You have to have the majority on the bill you create so it can first become a bill. You then have to compromise with the other house. Once it is passed through the other house it goes to the president. The president can either except the bill and make it a law or he can reject it. If it is rejected then the whole process has to start over.

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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 an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not contravening the required procedures.The cloture rule is the only  formal procedure the Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. Under the cloture rule the Senate  may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours. Filibuster comes from a Dutch word meaning pirate. Filibusters also take place in the British parliament.

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