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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
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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There are multiple photos depicting the civil rights movement. The first is a photo of President Lyndon Johnson shaking Martin Luther King Jr's hand after signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Another picture is Rosa Parks' mugshot because she refused to give up her seat on a public bus. There's also a photo of black students going to school in Arkansas after the Brown v Board of Education case resulted in schools being integrated. Four girls were killed in a church bombing in Alabama and there is a photo of one of the survivors after she is blinded.

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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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UNIT 8

The most famous Equal Protection Clause case was Brown v. Board of Education. In this case, the Supreme Court said that it was illegal to have segregation in public schools. This clause has empowered the national government but also weakened federalism. Equal protection cases have been in affirmative action cases when it comes to standards of admissions. This is evident in the University of California v Bakke case as I learned in class because I am a great American.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are all the things people like to do and think they have a right to do that the government can't stop them from doing. The government cannot interfere with these liberties by law, Constitution, or judicial procedure. A few civil liberties include the right to a private life, the right to speak up when confused, right to speak up when happy, right to practice religion of choice, and the right to have purple hair. The Bill of Rights cannot be found in aisle 9 at Publix. Civil liberties were  considered state territory before the Constitution.

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
Questions surrounding Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past speeches generated more controversy in the final day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Thursday, as Democrats again called her a mainstream jurist and Republicans portrayed her as a liberal activist likely to legislate from the bench.
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The race of the Supreme Court justice is taken into account in order to represent the entire population and not just the majority so that there are multiple points of view from different cultures. Previous experience in the field is also important to be able to make sure that the potential justice knows what they are doing. They must also be fair and neutral in their actions to avoid bias for the betterment of the country. If an interest group doesn't have the same beliefs as a potential justice, they may put out ads and commercials to attack that candidate. On the other hand, they can endorse the nominee through campaigns and donations. 

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Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court website shows all of the recent court decisions they've made. There's even a calendar provided that shows when the court will be arguing on cases. They also give an option to visit the court and tour the building. One of the recent cases was Harris v. Viegelahn. In this case, there seems to be an argument over an estate.

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The Supreme Court justices can pick and choose specific cases. All of the types of cases they can hear fall under the courts appellate jurisdiction which gives them the power to review, revise, or overturn. Through Writ of Certiorari, the court requests information about the case from the lower courts which they vote on during conference time. The court asks both sides for briefs which are summaries of their arguments and amicus brief means friends of the court. there are two opinions released to the press which are the majority and minority opinions.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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I love these interactive games!!! In this one, we get to play the role of the President. Once elected, we performed daily duties of the executive leader. These jobs included, helping to put laws into effect, taking military action, or taking diplomatic action. at the beginning of our term, we make a State of the Union Address in which we pick a core issue we will focus on. I had no idea how challenging the role of the president was.

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Unit 6 scoop.it grade 100%; 200 points. Good choices and insight.
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U.S. Department of the Treasury

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 Secretary Jacob J. Lew is the person in charge of the department. They are responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The basic functions include measuring federal finances, collecting taxes, currency and coinage, enforcing federal finance and tax laws, etc. One current issue described is the challenges facing the global economy and working to achieve sustainable economic growth in the coming years.

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The White House

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In taking the tour, I realized that the White is bigger than I thought. There's a lot going on there. It's literally a home and a place of work all at the same time. Today, the President went to Kentucky, toured Indatus, delivered remarks, then went to Utah. This shows that even though his presidency is coming to a close, he is still going out meeting and speaking to people.

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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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I learned that, in being President, these people are also large media figures. Every choice they make and every place they make a speech is broadcasted. Teddy Roosevelt was shot during a speech and continued speaking through it. FDR was elected into presidency a record 4 times which was unheard of. These two Roosevelts paved the way for the celebrity of the presidents after them.

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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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The constitution states that the President is to enforce the law. The Prez is Commander in Chief but DOES NOT declare war. He does not declare war. He does not declare war. He has the power of the veto which means the bill gets sent back to Congress for them to either let die or override. Another power is that he signs treaties. He can also pardon sentences and pick supreme court judges. He also has powers that aren't written in the Constitution which are called Implied Powers, such as executive commands.

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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 allows elected politicians to re-draw district maps on the basis of who votes for them. This is a problem because they can then determine the outcome of elections. The politicians draw the district lines in their favor. People have argued that allowing politicians to handpick their constituents is outrageous. I think it is unfair and someone of higher authority should draw the lines and they should remain that way.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are congressional directives that funds should be spent on a specific project. I chose John P. Murtha who sponsored or co-sponsored 45 earmarks totalling $92,470,000 in 2010. The cost of earmarks that the member has sponsored or co-sponsored for an organization from which he or she received contributions $51,650,000. The amount of contributions received by the member from the from the earmark recipients's PAC, management or staff is $38,350. There is a tremendous gap in these two numbers.

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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 beginning of the 1st amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. This is known as the establishment clause which creates a wall between church and state. The Free Exercise Clause is freedom of religion. There is freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly, and right of petitioning. All of which are civil liberties stated in the 1st amendment.

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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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Due Process of Law is the right to fair procedures. A person can't be sent to prison just because they are suspected of committing a crime. A fair trial is one of the rights in the Due Process of law. The 5th amendment provides that the federal government cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process. This amendment however only applies to the federal government. State governments are recognized in the 14th amendment which states the same condition as the 5th amendment.

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The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup

The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine the intersection between public opinion and rulings of the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court is insulated from public opinion in one way because they were not voted into office by citizens; they were appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. Another way they are insulated is because they don't have a term limit. This means that people can't vote them out of their seat so what the public thinks of them doesn't matter. They receive amicus briefs which express legal opinions of individuals or groups with a special interest in a case so that they don't deviate too far from public opinion. They also consider state court verdicts and the reasoning behind them.

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Supreme Court declines to take up Wisconsin voter ID case

Supreme Court declines to take up Wisconsin voter ID case | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a challenge to Wisconsin’s strict voter ID law, upholding a policy championed by the state’s Republican governor, and presidential hopeful, Scott Walker. The law, which was ardently debated during last year’s Wisconsin gubernatorial election, was passed in 2011 and requires voters to show one...
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This article is about a case that the Supreme Court denied. There is a law in Wisconsin for voters to show certain identification which could b a driver's license or military ID card. They won't accept identification from University of Wisconsin campuses unlike other student cards. The law has caused a lot of controversy amongst blacks and Hispanics because of their lack of adequate identification. This law was said to be similar to Indiana's which was blocked by the Supreme Court.

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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 few people that are actually able to see inside the court and there are only 2 existing pictures of the court in session from smuggled cameras. After the 75th anniversary of the court, they finally opened the doors to the public somewhat. Many of the areas of the court are still off limits. The Supreme Court building is young compared to the other building. Up until the building was built, the court met in various different locations.

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2016 Elections: Campaign News, Polls, Results, Debates & Presidential Candidates

2016 Elections: Campaign News, Polls, Results, Debates & Presidential Candidates | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
Latest 2016 presidential election news, including candidates, results, debates, polls, staff and fundraising.
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There has been a superpac called "Ready for Hillary" urging her to run for president for 2 years. They have now come to a close and are donating everything Hillary-related. These things include the twitter and facebook accounts and even a "Ready for Hillary" bus that visited many college campuses across the nation. They had agreed to end their operations once an official campaign existed. The Clinton campaign is said to be formally announced in early to mid April.

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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 The head of this agency is Gina McCarthy. They implement policies that will protect human health and the environment. I think they are independent from the President and Congress in that they aren't given specific orders to do anything. They know their purpose in doing what is right for the environment. One current issue they describe on their page is climate change.

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

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I learned that Abraham Lincoln was voted the best president overall surpassing George Washington which surprised me. Lincoln had 8 more points than Washington.I saw that James Buchanan "the bachelor president" was voted the worst amongst them. The reasons why he was voted the worst was because he lacked all of the necessary skills, such as public persuasion and crisis leadership. All of the presidents were given scores on these skills including others like moral authority, international relations, vision, relations with congress, etc.

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

The White House Is No Place for Wimps | 3 Felton Casey | Scoop.it
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 tells how, when in the white house, you must remain firm in what you stand for. There is a phrase called "go to the middle" which means making compromises to get things done. The article states that presidents that try to appeal to everyone, end up making no progress. Lyndon Johnson, Teddy Roosevelt, and FDR were the types to make the middle come to them. They used persuasion and ended up getting what they wanted that way.

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Ronald Reagan-Remarks on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike (August 3, 1981) - YouTube

President Ronald Reagan speaks about the air traffic controllers strike. He states very clearly that if the striking union workers do not report to work in 4...
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The presidential role depicted is Commander-In-Chief. I believe this is the role being played because the clip has to do with air strikes.

 

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LawCraft | iCivics

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UNIT 5 This is a game that allows you to see how laws are made. You choose which part of Congress you want to be in, the House of Representatives or Senate, which party you want to be a member of and one of the issues that is important to you. Your constituents write you letters and you choose one that you think should be brought to everyone's attention and take it to Congress. You then craft the bill so that you get enough votes to pass on to the president. The president will either sign it or veto it but the congress can override it.
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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 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 people to stop a bill from passing.

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