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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

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Here is a look at the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Its signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 is considered the nation's most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction (1865-1877) as it prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Following that law, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark civil rights bills including the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
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Civil Rights are rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. These rights are granted to the people for just being people. They are a protection from discrimination under state law. Things like gender, race, disability, or age are ways for people to feel as a minority and discriminated against. Civil rights are a way to be protection from the discrimination. 

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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 states "no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws. Everyone must be treated fairly because of this clause. Race, age, religion, etc. may not be used against you in trails. Everyone gets treated equally to stray from discrimination.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil Liberties are individual legal and constitutional protections against the government. They can be defined as the state of being subject only to laws established for the good of the community, especially with regard to freedom of action and speech. Civil liberties are things granted to people directly through the constitution. 

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion | 3 Ballew Lexi | 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 court system may be insulated by public opinion for numerous reasons. The most obvious is that the meetings are behind closed doors, meaning the meetings are also not televised. Also, justices are not elected by the people. However, justices try not to stray far from public opinion because they want to be in a good light for the public. Also, the Judicial branch does not enforce the laws or policy they decide on. 

 

Basically anything you need or want to know about the Supreme Court, you cam find it on this website. They have a calendar on the home page for you to see days they will argue or have conferences. They have several links for you to see things like court rules, who the justices are (past and present), things about the media, cases that have already been settled to read about, and cases currently being decided. One case that is going on right now is Michigan v. EPA. The EPA wants to regulate air to help air pollution, human health, etc.

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unit 7 scoop.it 4/6; 80/120 points; good scoop on the court case- bureaucracy checks and balances
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The price of Barack Obama’s Iran muddle

The price of Barack Obama’s Iran muddle | 3 Ballew Lexi | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama needs a win in the Middle East. Instead, he’s getting a muddle. International negotiators in Switzerland ran up against their deadline for the Iran nuclear talks — and then kept on running, insisting that there’s enough reason to believe that maybe they’ll get far enough on Wednesday, or maybe a couple...
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Obama’s been talking about getting an Iran deal since he first ran for president in 2008 and taking heat for it from the beginning. In year seven of his presidency, it has emerged as a key lingering piece of the transformational foreign policy. An Iran deal, in the White House’s view, simultaneously has no direct connection to the rest of the trouble in the Middle East and is inextricably tied to everything the administration is facing.

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United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

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The Secretary of The Department of Defense is Ash Carter. The Department of Defense is responsible for providing the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our country. One current issue on the website is Carter Reaffirms Commitment to Asia-Pacific Rebalance With Japanese Counterpart.

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 3 Ballew Lexi | Scoop.it
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This game  is a very good indicator of how the presidency works and how the president is spread so thin. The president has many duties he must accomplish in a day. Signing or vetoing laws, delegating the laws, meeting with foreign people, trying to get support for laws. The president has a lot to do in a short period of time. 

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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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Presidents becoming celebrities started with Theodore Roosevelt. His speech after being shot gave the presidents a new face of bravery and the face of the country. During his term the telegraph came to life, making it easy for presidents to voice their opinions live to the United States. Which made newspapers newly nimble, and of the radio, which brought the concept of “the broadcast” to the American consciousness and way of life.

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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 attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter,such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.The cloture rule–Rule 22–is the only formal procedure that Senate rules provide for breaking a filibuster. Under cloture, the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours of debate. The filibuster is a way to give the senate more time to deliberate a bill to get it passed, or give more time to talk down on it.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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RealClearPolitics Polls
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The current approval rating for Congress is 18.2. I think the rating is so low because of the divided government with Congress being majority republican and the president and vice president being democratic.  So why do congressmen get reelected 90% of the time? My belief is it is because they are familiar and say what the district wants to hear. The framers set it up this way to keep the people in power and making sure one sector did not become too powerful over the other.

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Votes and Legislation

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View the Representative's votes, as well as legislation sponsored or cosponsored by the Representative.
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Representative Jody Hice recently voted yes to the Secret Science Reform Act of 2015. This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. Mr. Hice can do many things for me like take into consideration how I feel. I thought his visit was very cool. 

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LawCraft | iCivics

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Law making in Congress can be a long, difficult process. You must go through many steps to even make a bill: You have to figure out what majority wants, while still getting what you want, you have to work with the other house in congress to even get the bill passed onto the president, and even there the president may veto it. Basically, getting a bill into a law is very hard and most of the time bills just stay bills. 

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PoliticalCartoons.com Cartoon

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Buy licenses for editorial cartoons. The best cartoonists and content at affordable rates.
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I chose to write about a political cartoon of Hillary Clinton about the recent email scandal. In this cartoon it seems like she is annoyed and just agreeing with the public to make it seem better. She is tired of dealing with it and wants to move on from the situation and not get into trouble.

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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 first amendment is the peoples freedom of speech religion, press, assembly, and over thrown an unjust government. This sets the ground work for the United States in a way of how the citizens are free to express themselves. However, if the speech, religion, etc. hurts another person, or is a threat to someone else, it may be limited.

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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 states "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. This means each persons accused must be treated the same and have the same rights as the unaccused.

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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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The Supreme Court nominees are characterized by race, party association, and their experience in government. Clarence Thomas is a die hard conservative, comprehending the Constitution as it is. People care about little things like that to feel like everyone is represented. Interest groups attempt to influence the appointment process by lobbying to the senate and president. They also, may use advertising about nominees to make them look bad or good depending on their views.

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

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The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court means the court can hear constitution questions, treaties, controversies between states, citizens, states and citizens, and controversies between federal government and states. The court has the power to review, revise, or overturn decisions. They may also choose what cases they will review. In order for a justice to consider a case, they may request information from the lower courts, know as "writ of certiorari". They also use amicus briefs to summarize their arguments before the justice. Then Oral arguments begin, each getting the same amount of time. Then the case is to be decided, 2 opinions released to the press. Majority opinion and minority opinion. 

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Leadership — Central Intelligence Agency

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The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is John O. Brennan. The CIA is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) is nominated by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director manages the operations, personnel, and budget of the Central Intelligence Agency. They carry out “the intelligence cycle,” the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.In addition, the D/CIA has several staffs that deal with public affairs, human resources, protocol, congressional affairs, legal issues, information management, and internal oversight. CIA and the war on terrorism is a current event on the website.

 

 

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Abraham Lincoln - C-SPAN

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The president I choose is Abraham Lincoln. He has been rated as number one the last couple of years the votes have been taken. I believe he has been rated number one because of his ability to keep the country united during the civil war. He was also able to emancipate the African Americans. He has been a key president in the United States History. 

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President's Schedule - April 1, 2015

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Today, at 10:00 A.M the president and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in The Oval Office. At 12:30 the President and the Vice President meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. I don't feel like any of these meetings specify any specific presidential roles. 

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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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What I have learned about the president is that not everyone agrees with him and while some do. Presidential job approval ratings have been being used since Roosevelt. Digging deeper into job approval ratings reveals insights about the public’s views of its leaders.Views of the president among members of the opposing party have become steadily more negative over time. Our poll last month showed that 47% of Americans approved of Barack Obama’s job performance – up 5 points from his 42% rating in December.   

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Ballew Lexi | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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An earmark is a congressional directive that funds should be spent on a specific project. C. W. Bill Young sponsored or co-sponsored 64 earmarks totaling $128,834,000 in fiscal year 2010 ranking 4th out of 435 representatives. He received $697,978 in campaign contributions that year also. The more you sponsor the more money you get in return. 

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House Session

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The House continued debate on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton for perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Early in the debate Representative Livingston, after it…
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Impeachment is the process that enables a legislative body to remove a public official from office. It comprises two parts: an accusation or indictment and  a trial. In article 1, section 2, clause 5 states The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. In article 1, section 3, Clause 6 states the Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

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House Small Business Committee

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The House Small Business Committee is a House of Representatives committee. This committee deals with small businesses and helping them succeed. It also deals with things like minimum wage and types of bills that affect small businesses. Steve Chabot is the chairman for the House Small Business Committee. 

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Leadership · House.gov

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I choose to research the House of Representatives. The people in leadership are Rep. John Boehner as the speaker of the house, Rep. Kevin McCarthy as the Republican majority leader, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader. Jody Hice of district 10 represents me. the website has many links and different places to explore. There was a tab for the committees, schedule and events, and had an explanation page of the House and the history of it.

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