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

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WHOO!!! T.V.s!!! Civil rights movement happened in the 1950's because there was the 14th amendment that created equality. It wasn't well enforced until this time period because people got tired of being treated unfairly and unequally. During the 1950's most people were considered middle class, there was an economic boom and surburban life style because more popular, also many people started driving cars and everyone was doing pretty good. All the critiques of the 1950's were, wait for it.......... white males because other people wanted to be them, segergation still occured and almost everything was still bad for African Americans. This was true in every aspect-- school, the workforce, public conveniences, etc. They were poorer and had less education and couldn't get jobs (or keep them) as easily. In the 1950's African Americans started to get rights starting with the intergation of schools, which eventually led to all other public places.

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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 fourteenth amendment addresses the fact that all individuals are created equally therefore must be treated equally regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or age. The most famous of cases dealing with the EPC is Brown v. Board of education. This case overrode a previous decision of the court saying that separate but equal was, indeed, unconstitutional. The equal protection clause empowered the national government, but weakened federalism.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are a citizens rights. They are rights that the government cannot interfere with. They are found in the Bill of Rights, which are in the first 10 amendments of the constitution. The constitution contained some civil liberties, but the states decided  to chime in say they wanted specific liberties they wanted recognized.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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In this game, I got to see the various roles and tasks of the President. The activity let me choose an issue the President will push, such as education, security, or energy. He (I) then make(s) a State of the Union address to Congress, in which he discusses the issue. The game also sets out other goals for the President, including negotiating treaties and flying on Air Force One. Doing this activity helps one to learn about the various responsibilities, powers, and limitations of the President in fulfilling his duties. It is really amazing how many factors go into getting something done with a process like that.

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Homeland Security

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The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear: keeping America safe.
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The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is Jeh Johnson. The Department of Homeland Security handles issues such as, border security, civil rights and liberties, economic security, cyber-security, and human trafficking.  This department implements policy concerning modernizing the visa system, engaging communities, privacy policy, standard flood issue policy, and many more. One of the current issues this department describes is about border security. They say border security is everyone's problem and we need to get it under control.

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President's Schedule - April 2, 2015

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Starts off with Presidential daily briefing which is just an everyday occurrence. He then flies to Louisville, Kentucky to go to Joint-Base Andrews. He also toured the technology company Indatus to discuss the economy. This is him being Chief of State. He then flies to Utah to attend an event at Hill Air Force Base. This (and him at Joint Base Andrews) is him acting as Commander in Chief because they deal with armed forces.

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

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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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This article talked about Lyndon Johnson and how he used his place in office for huge risks and changes. It demonstrated their beliefs that the President can shape our country's economy, policies and other big ideas. It expresses the example of Johnson to show that each president should make sure they are in the medium. However, if you are in the office you should attempt to go above and beyond. 

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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 quite a few strengths. These strengths include executive privilege, executive orders, and executive agreements/arrangements with other nation's leaders. Any bill the President vetoes can be overridden by Congress, which is a check therefore, a weakness.  The President is also the Commander of the US army and can call for attacks at any time without Congress declaring war. Right now, a huge weakness and challenge The President faces is a republican majority in congress which makes it more difficult to get things done at the capital.

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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 is the redrawing of voting districts on maps in order to benefit politicians. Some blame the phenomenon of low Congressional approval rating yet high incumbency reelection rate to gerrymandering. The practice has become a major issue in modern U.S. politics, because many people are calling for reform. Those who support gerrymandering (legislators) argue that they understand the dynamics of their districts the best. They believe that it isn't a science, but human culture has to be taken into account as well. Those who are against the practice believe it has resulted in discrimination and that the politicians have only been looking out for their own interests. I personally am very neutral on the topic because I do see both sides.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

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OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Members of Congress use "earmarks" to provide federal funding to companies, projects, groups and organizations, usually  within their district. This database details how the recipients of federal earmarks interact with the federal government through lobbying efforts and campaign contributions.Jim Moran sponsored (or co-sponsored) 85 earmarks totalling $109,740,000 in fiscal year 2010 ranking 6th out of 435 representatives. Jim Morgan  earmarked for bills involving dyslexia, the blind, and Chesapeake Bay activities. Earmarking helps raise money for bills.

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Senate Session

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The Senate met to consider articles of impeachment passed by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998. Chief Justice Rehnquist was sworn in as presiding officer by President Pro-tempore…
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The House of Representatives has the sole power to impeach while the Senate is the branch who tries the impeachment. A conviction requires a two-thirds vote in Congress. After the HOR releases an article of impeachment the Senate will vote and the offender will either be convicted and removed from office or will stay in office.

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Congressman Jody Hice

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Representing the 10th District of Georgia
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Hice is currently pushing a bill that will reduce the number of immigrants a citizen can sponsor. If an immigrant legally comes to the States, Hice is trying to limit the amount of people they can bring with them. 

 Hice is responsible for representing us, the people that reside in his district, on a national level. His main responsibility is to hear what we say through letters and phone calls and meetings, and relay them in Congress. He can also do small things like meet and greets and letters of recommendation for any number of events.

Congressman Jody Hice was incredibly informative and interesting. The foundation of his character is stable and he's staying true to the man that was elected. I respect and appreciate that. He stayed on track of informing the students on the inside scoop of the House and the federal government working together, as opposed to his successful career.

 

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U.S. Senate

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In the Senate, the Majority Party (Republican) leaders consist of Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader; John Cornyn, Majority Whip; John Thune, Conference Chair; John Barrasso, Policy Committee Chair; and Roy Blunt, Conference Vice Chair. The Minority Party (Democrat) leaders consist of Harry Reid, Minority Leader; Richard Durbin, Minority Whip; Harry Reid, Conference Committee Chair; Charles Schumer, Policy Committee Chair; and Patty Murray, Conference Secretary. We are represented by David Perdue and Johnny Isakson (two representatives from Georgia). The website provides access to the Senate's legislation and records. There is a link to access of a live webcam you can watch whenever you want. There is also a schedule for future votes and agendas along with a record of past votes to see who voted for what.. 

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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 idea that the bill of rights is for the federal government the states have their own rules. The first ammendment is the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition the government. The establishment clause says that the federal government cannont set up a country religion you have the freedom to choose what you want to worship. There is a defined separation between church and state so the government can't infringe upon peoples 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 14th amendment states (haha) that the state government cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Before a state government can take away someone's life, liberty, or property, they must provide them with due process of law.  The Due Process Clause is a person's right to fair government treatment and procedures. Someone cannot be sentenced to prison just because he was accused of committing a crime. The due process ensures that the person accused has the right to a fair trial by jury before they are sent to prison.

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | 3 Bradley Drew | Scoop.it
At Kagan's hearings, liberals will seek assurances that she is one of their own, while conservatives will test whether she's within their definition of the mainstream
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A) Kager was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Obama in 2010 to replace retiring Justice, John Paul Stevens. Because she is w woman, and a Jewish, there was some Dispute about her being the best candidate. She has also never sat on the bench in the judicial process, which was controversial. People argue that she is too "politically" driven to be on the Supreme Court. Another dispute was her political sway. She is liberal (obviously because she was replacing a liberal and was appointed by President Obama). Other liberals wanted her to be very liberal and conservatives hoped for a more  "mainstream."

B) The NRA has publically stated it is nervous, which could cause a reaction in the population (both for a few against Kagan). That is the only interest group that intervened, but Senate considered a filibuster on her appointment (as stated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) which could have been interesting, but that didn't happen.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 3 Bradley Drew | Scoop.it
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 John Brennen heads up the CIA. They implement foreign policy. They deal mostly with national security and protecting the state as a whole. They are independent to make these types of policies more efficient and effective. An article on this site is called "Corona" talking about a satellite that was discovered twenty years ago used during the Cold War. It seemed pretty interesting.

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

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J.F.K. was ranked as 8th best in 2000, but is now ranked 6th (well was in 2009). The best president in U.S. history was probably F.D.R. he was able to pull America out of the great depression during the 30's. However, he didnt just focus on economics. He was a huge supporter for healthcare and helping those in need. He also got America though WWI. Not only did he deal with all of these things very well, he also built the foundation for a very strong America for decades to come.

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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 wishes to "turn the page". He knows that he is running out of office time and wishes to make more changes before he leaves. Comparing pictures of Obama in this video with images of him when he won his first term is CRAZY. He has obviously aged maybe 15 years in the past 7. The gray hairs and wrinkles becoming more and more prominent due to obvious stress, which is only to be expected as The President of the United States of America.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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This video describes when President Bush declared the start of the Iraq War. He is showing his face as commander in chief because he is talking about plans of military actions and the teams future success. This is important because war is a part of what maintains our freedom and rights. He describes why we go to war, and his goals in doing so. The solemn speech shows he knows this will be hard, but it must be done. 

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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In this video, I learned that law making in congress can be very difficult. It is an intricate yet deliberate process. A bill may be introduced in any chamber, unless it is a revenue bill which must be presented in the House. The bill will be assigned to a committee by the speaker of the house. Then, it is fixed and amended in the committee. If it survives, it is assigned to a rules committee to determine the rule of the bill. The majority party determines the rules and the amount of time it is debated. Then it goes to the floor to be debated. A vote is taken in the creator of the bills chamber before being sent to the other chamber. Usually it is sent back to a joint committee for discussion and amending before sending the bill off to the President foe a signature (or sometimes 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 that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not "technically" contravening the required procedures. They are used in Senate to delay a bill from passing. Cloture motion is a process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end but as long as 40% of the senators oppose a bill, they can block it by filibustering and refusing to vote for a cloture motion. In this sense, filibusters are the effect of cloture motions. I learned that the filibuster is method that has been used since the 1800s in order for the minority party to stop a bill from passing.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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Congress currently has an 18.2 percent approval rate. It is likely low due to low productivity that results from a highly divided government (republican congress and democratic president). However, people trust those with experience and are more likely to vote for an incumbent because they can actually do things for the people that are recognized and appreciated. The framers made the government unpopular by making it republican. This took less direct power from the people and made decision making slower. Though it allows experts to make deliberate decisions, these decisions often fail to reflect the true desires of the people.

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How A Bill Becomes Law (Facts of Congress) - YouTube

Civics doesn't need to be dry and boring! Learn Facts of Congress with music and animation in Jib/Jab & Monty Python style from those hilarious folks at Flas...
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A bill starts off as a proposal from a member of Congress. It then is sent to a committee which deals with the type of bill it is. In committee, representatives go through the pros and cons of the bill and bring in people to hear their opinions on the proposal. If it makes it through committee, it is then voted on in the House and the Senate. If it passes both it is sent to the President and can be signed into law. Sometimes changes are made along the way while the bill is being processed. If for some reason the president vetoes the bill, Congress can overrule his veto with a 2/3rds majority vote to pass the bill into a law.

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Committees · House.gov

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The Committee of Rules, also know as the House Rules Committee, is made up of representatives from the House. The Rules Committee has two broad categories of jurisdiction: special orders for the consideration of legislation and original jurisdiction matters. The chairman of this committee is Pete Sessions from Texas. The Republican party has the majority in the committee because they are the majority in the House of Representatives. That basically means that the republican party decides what rules are put into place and who they effect.

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