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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts | 3 Jenkerson Megan | 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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Civil rights was rights given to the people about no discrimination from race, gender, or age. A huge part of civil rights movemnet was the civil rights act of 1964 covering the main issue on race. Rights were actually given to blacks after this: Jackie Robinson played in the MLB, Rosa Parks was looked at as a hero and not a criminal, and the president of the United States actually shook Martin Luther King Jr's hand. 

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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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Brown v. Board of Education is the most popular equal protection clause case.The supreme court ruled that it was illegal to have segregation in schools. It has weakened federalism. 

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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 have the right to do that government cant interfere with. Unless it has a for of deformity content. Some civil liberties include the right to speak up when happy, when confused, practice your religion of choice, and right to have purple hair. 

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Chief Justice John Roberts reports for jury duty, is rejected

Chief Justice John Roberts reports for jury duty, is rejected | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
Even Chief Justice John Roberts can’t escape his civic duties.The Supreme Court justice reported for duty as “Juror 49” in Rockville, Maryland, on Wednesday morning, The Washington Post reported.Roberts was being considered for a case relating to a 2013 car crash. The judge asked a group of about 50 potential jurors to identify any...
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Chief Justice Roberts was being considered as a juror for a case over a car accident that occurred in 2013. With 50 other people also being considered, Roberts never revealed his profession. He did reveal his sister and brother-in-law's profession, but clearly stated that their professions would not help him understand completely things in the medical field. The judge never asked for his profession, so Roberts never told, and ultimately, he was not selected.  

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CNN: Inside the Supreme Court - YouTube

FromKate Bolduan takes a rare peek at what lies behind the walls of the Supreme Court.

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From this video I learned that the supreme court is only 75 years old. We get rare access to look inside this building, but on the 75th anniversary we gained access. The library has over 600 volumes of books and is very important to the court. The court room has held many important cases, like Brown v. Board of Education. The court has been very much unchanged since the first case. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

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United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

United States Department of Defense (defense.gov) | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
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I chose the Defense department. Ash Carter is the secretary of the department. They deal with disaster preparedness. They implement safety precautions for these types of disasters. Disaster preparedness mirrors military defense. It shows that our defense is ready for any type of military threats. 

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The White House

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Today I looked at the President's schedule. Obama is meeting with members of the President's Council of Advisors in the Roosevelt Room. This shows the role of a chief executive because he is supposed to enforce the law. The president here is making sure this council is following the laws in what they are concerned. 

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Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
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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From this site alone, I learned a lot about Presidency. I learned that job approval ratings capture the public more than anything else. I learned that over time, members of the opposing party are more negative towards the president. An example of this is only 14% of approval rating is given to Obama by Republicans. I also learned that high-profile presidential scandals do not always cause a huge drop in public approval. An example would be President Clinton ratings rose even though he had the Moica Lewinsky scandal. 

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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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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 something that is used to prevent or delay a legal action from taking place. Senators debate about a bill to try to prolong the bill from getting passed. A cloture motion prevents a senator from breaking a filibuster. This allows the Senate only 30 additional hours to debate.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are used to provide funding to companies, projects, and organisations in their district. John P. Murtha from Pennsylvanians total earmarks were 52,650,000. His total contributions were 38,350. Contribution earmarks were a total of .1% which isnt high at all. 

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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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The speaker of the house has a lot to say in the impeachment process. He declares the guidlines. Then other people from the house are allowed to put in their input on whether or not they agree with him but the speaker has the overall power

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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 bill of rights was written for the federal government. Selective incorporation bill  of rights to state. It includes the establishment clause and free excercise clause. It is important because it protects citizens from the federal government stripping how they want to act, practice, or feel. 

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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 right is a right to fair government procedures, like a person cant be sentenced to prison because he is suspected of a crime. There is also a due process clause of the 5th amendment, only referring to the federal government. The 14th amendment directly refers to the state governments. 

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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 Jenkerson Megan | 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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Kagen is president Oboma's nominee to take the seat. This helps all other democrats know that she is on their side. She is also a liberal, which helps her considering she is trying to take a seat that was a liberal chairman before her. Conservatives, however, have to decide if they could use her during her time in the seat. Since she has to go through this process, her confirmation is more of a bore than the other candidates. 42% of Americans have stated that they have no opinion over her confirmation, which in her case, is not a good thing. Kagen has made the NRA nervous, because she is not sympathetic to challenge Washington, D.C.'s gun control law. She is also going against the klu klux klan and is trying to ban semiautomatic weapons, because this could help the "bad guy" like the kkk and the NRA. 

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Supreme Court

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If you look at this website, you can find the recent decisions made on court cases. You can also find a very broad schedule for the supreme court, like debate and non-debate days. You can also listen to audio recordings of recent debates on this site. 

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Obama Can’t Skimp on Tomahawks

Obama Can’t Skimp on Tomahawks | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
While the old adage, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” is aptly applied to many of life’s problems, when it comes to modern weapons systems, sometimes it just doesn’t adequately capture the context of what is needed to safeguard our national security. A case in point today is the funding level for the Tomahawk weapons...
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I read the article "Obama Can't Skimp on Tomahawks". This article is talking about how these tomahawks, missiles, have been used for national defense for years. They say how it is vital for them to use these tomahawks. They say Congress needs to realize how vital they are, which they obviously cannot figure that out.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
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I chose to do the CIA. John Brennen is the head of the CIA. They implement foreign policy. They are independent to make these types of policy 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. 

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

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Today I looked at the rankings of the presidents. I chose Frankiln D. Roosevelt. His rank was 2nd in 2000. Then in 2009 he was ranked 3rd. In my opinion I think that FDR was the best president of the United States because he helped us through one of the toughest times in American history. He created the New Deal plans and helped us through depression. 

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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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From this article I learned why Presidents are also celebrities. A good way to explain this is when FDR was shot in the chest but still delivered a hour and a half speech. He did it not because he wanted to, but because he knew that the people were there for him to. No matter the circumstance, he was delivering that speech to please us Americans. From this, we can conclude that American's ask too much from our Presidents. We expect them to become superhuman. And that is exactly what FDR became that day he gave that speech. Basically, we expect all of our Presidents to be like FDR, therefore, FDR was the start of our Presidents becoming celebrities. 

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Obama nominates Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve - YouTube

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated respected economist Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, replacing outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke, who car...
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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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From this video I learned that law making in congress can be introduced only through congress and be introduced through any house, 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. The bill is fixed during the committee and then if it lives 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. 

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The League of Dangerous Mapmakers

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Who’s most to blame for our divisive politics? How about the gerrymanderers quietly deciding where your vote goes. Inside the dark art and modern science of making democracy a lot less democratic.
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Gerrymadering is where Congress men or women illegally redraw districts so their political party is in their favor. This can help them illegally win elections and other things. Redrawing districts has been Tom Hofeller's job. 

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

Election Other - Congressional Job Approval | 3 Jenkerson Megan | Scoop.it
RealClearPolitics Polls
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The current approval rate of congress is 18.6%. Incumbents get reelected 90% of the time, because they are known and get more support from PACs while new faces don't get this type of advantage. The framers created congress to be unpopular so that laws and bills couldn't easily be passed. They made it so were the lawmaking process is long and drawn out to make sure the correct things are done for the country. 

 
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