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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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civil liberties are the essential rights a person has that lives in this country. the bill of rights are the amendments that protect americans from injustices that people or the government might impose on them. the first amendment protects freedom of speech. the freeedom of speech is important for a free society to function. this amendment and many other amendments can are important and that is why we must fight to protect them.

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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 most important use of equal protection clause was during the case of brown v. BOE. this landmark case overturned the seperate but equal decision on plessy v fergurson. brown v BOE  desegreated schools, transportation, and public facilities. The equal protection clause allowed minority school children to obtain the same level of education as white students. the equal protection clause has the changed the history of america for the better

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

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the 1950's began the period the history when blacks started to fight for their civil liberites in court. blacks were not getting the same education as whites and therefore could not really escape the poverty cycle. thurgood marshall argued that separate but equal is not consitutional should be not be a factor in this country.the schools in the country at the time were not equal plessy v ferguson case said that it will be. the civil rights allowed the desegregation of the country as a whole and allowed equality to truly prevail

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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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   the supreme court was built to look like in  the library and capitol right next door since the supreme court was built years after them. For 150 years the supreme court  never had a official place. In 1929  Taft finally got congress to construct a permanent home for the supreme court. The supreme court building opened in 1935 and they spent about 4 million dollars to make the building we see today.  The court library has 800,000 volumes of books from past scholars and justices and this room was always busy but now because of the computer technology the room is not used often. the supreme court is a very classic place to be.

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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 thomas leon | 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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Elena Kagan is a very liberal voice in the supreme court .  Kagan lacks judicial experience. She also claims that making laws in favor of a certain religious value or a justice's individual goal is not wrong or invalid. These characteristics of Elena Kagan are important to consider in the  appointment process because it is up to the president to appoint somebody who has the same values as him and will back him up. If Kagan thinks that persuading a law toward a certain group of people is not wrong, then the president will want to make sure that he agrees with her and that she won't do anything that will cause an uproar. Another important reason is her lack of judicial experience because they have very important roles in the government the appointee in some way needs to know what they are dealing with.

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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 thomas leon | 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 because for one reason the justices have life tenure, so they don't have to worry about pleasing the public. This does not mean that they do not care about public opinion. Also the supreme court is insulated by the public because in a way the public keeps court ratings high or low due to public opinion. If the court sides with the people then the case is more likely to be won by the court because it is considered valid if both the court and public side together. Two factors that work to keep the supreme court from deviating too far from the public are, by obtaining  public support it helps the court be able to be considered more legitimized since it will be standing for the knowledge of the court and the opinions of the people. the publics confidence in both Congress and the supreme Court significantly affect congressional support for the Supreme Court, controlling for the ideological distance between the Court and Congress 

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 3 thomas leon | Scoop.it
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This game does a good job about showing the president's duties. In this game you start off by voting for a candidate who wins the presidential election. After the inauguration you give a state of the union address which is very difficult, because you just became the president and you have many issues you could cover.This game does a very good job showing how busy the president is because there is always mail bills and letters from other countries. It seems to be very realistic. This game makes you stressed out, so you can only imagine how stressed the actual president is on a day to day bases.  the news is also crtizing the president constantly because  they like to do that This website is very good when learning about the roles of the president and how the cabinet helps the president work

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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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 Theodore Roosevelt became a celebrity because during his speech to run for another term he was nearly assassinated. The only thing that saved his life was metallic glasses case. The bullet still came close to the heart. Amazingly and boldly Roosevelt continued with his speech,The Roosevelt's are extremely famous and celebrities because they governed over a time that was exploding with new ideas. Their status as media figures helped give them the mandate they needed to shape themselves as historical figures. The Roosevelt's upheld that depiction because of the media, everything they did was broadcasted on TV which made it to where people could make some what of a personal connection with the president and the government, they could  really see the true character of the president. FDR was a man of the people. this is why so many people adore him.

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

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JFK had an overall ranking of 13 in 2010. His 2009 total ranking was 671. JFK was able to obtain his high ranking because of the actions he took to win the people over. He was ranked the highest of 32 votes in 2010 for his administrative skills. For economic management in 2010 he was ranked at 21 because if there is anything that really makes JFK stand out from all the presidents it is his success with the economy. JFK ranked at a 23 for equality, a 7 for public persuasion, a 17 for crisis leadership, an 18 for moral authority, 13 for international relations, 10 for setting an agenda, and an 11 for his relationship to congress.  It just so happened that his luck ran out when the terrorists attacked the world trade center. People blame him for that  Therefore I believe the George Bush is the worst president because of that. He put hundreds of lives at risk and just discarded the warning. We don't need a president that will allow terrorists to attack our country even if there was a possibility of it not coming through tuition. It was pretty reckless of him.

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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Administer Gina McCarthy is in charge of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency implements several policies such air carcinogen policy, air quality policy,  and other important enviromental issues. they are independent from congress and the president, because this is an agency that works for the good of the people. This agency does not work off of a political party, which means that the president and congress don't depend on this agency for elections. there would not be enough votes to promote policies that this agency would like to see become a law. A current issue of the Environmental Protection Agency is  air quality. The EPA is concerned about the harm that air pollution will cause to both our health.It also talks about greenhouse gases and how they are becoming a danger, and acid rain from pollution. The EPA watches over the enviroment to ensure we have safe conditions for our people and planet earth.

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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We have a bicameral legislature that consists of two houses of congress.  The house of representatives is made up by the population, and the senate is made up of two senetors per state. The house of representatives is made up of 435 members meanwhile the senate is only made up of 100 members. The house of representatives serve two years  while senators serve six years. The house has always been directly elected by the people, and the senate wasn't elected directly by the people until  the 17th amendment was created. Congress offers many services like oversight, constituent service, and most importantly they are involved in creating bills and studying and voting them in order for it to hopefully be passed as  a law with the president's signature. Interests groups are able to write bills but only congress can introduce them. Then the speaker of the house assigns the bill to a committee. In a committee a bill is studied and marked up, and then follows a hearing about the bill. Most bills due in committee but if they pass then they are sent to the rules committee. The majority in the house is in control of the house rule committee and how it will operate. The party with the majority in the house will have a higher probabillity to pass the bills they want.. Because of this they have higher chance of getting their bills turned into laws

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Committees · House.gov

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The House Committe of foreign affairs, chaired by republican Ed Royce, considers legislation that impacts the diplomatic community, which includes the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act. This committee is involved in the House of Representatives. This committee has been involved with issues such as the trans pacific partnership and U.S trade, The Presidents new Cuba policy and U.S national security, The shame of Iranian human rights, U.S opportunities and challenges in the Asia Pacific, and the foreign affairs budget. The chairman for this committee is republican Ed Royce. The party who has the majority in this committee is the republican party. This website provides information such as live news feed, hearings and mark ups, representatives, new, and subcommittees.

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Women in Congress (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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This video about women and congress is fairly interesting because it shows how women have reallymoved upthe ladder of politics. Women were given the right to vote in 1920. I find it strange that white women didn't fight harder and longer than african americans for the right to vote. Most of history is about when and how african americans got the right to vote, and how they struggled to obtain it. What's even more shocking is that the first women to be elected into congress was elected in 1916. Men thought women shouldn't vote, and with this being before the time that women could vote it is extremely strange that men would have voted a woman into congress. Women make up about 50 percent of the population but only 15 percent are made up in the white house, with men as the majrority. That however is not a pitfall because it is amazing that women have worked their way upto being elected into the white house before they could even vote.This video asked a very valid qustion at the end, it asked how many women do you think would be in the white house when you generation is able to vote? I believe that women are gradually going up the ladder of politics and will one day hopefully work their way up to being the president.

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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 due process clause is basically the right for the accused to have fair treatment for government procedures. for  example this means that every person must have a fair in their day in court. when a person gets arrested they must  be read their rights so they can recieve  fair interrogation by the police. this amendment is used to make sure citizens are protected from federal law enforcement.

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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 in the consitution is very important because the person the right to free speech assembly religion and the ability to petition. the founding fathers created this amendment so the the government does not become to powerful and also there could be a separation of church and state. free exercise clause protects that aspect of the amendment. the first amendment protects people from overeach of govermnet into their personal beliefs or problems with the government

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supreme court gov

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On the supreme court's website there are links to oral arguments, case documents, rules and guidance, opinions, news media, and information about the court. On the website is a calendar of the supreme court that establishes their argument days, non argument days, and conference days along with holidays.The chief Justices year end report can also be located on the website giving the 2014 year end report.

You can also find recent arguments like Armstrong v exceptional  child center inc.suit. this website is very informational because it tells you about a lot of the history of the supreme court.

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

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The court can hear the following: constitution questions and merit, treaties, ambassadors, officials,  controversies between states and citizens, controversies between the federal government, states or citizens. All of the cases fall under the courts appellate jurisdiction which is the power to review revise and hear. In order for the c nal questions and disagreements between other state and federal courts. it must also have paperwork which is a petition for a writ of certiorari. The writ is to be fully informed and request information from the lower courts. the justices will then vote on them during conference time. A conference is when the justices meet and discuss an incoming case for reasoning and the security and integrity of the court. The chief justice leads the meeting and simple hand votes decide four petitions which comes with a lot of compromises and deals. When the court decides to hear a case they ask both sides for briefs. An amicus brief is friend of the court and justices will come up with questions after the briefing.

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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 thomas leon | 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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On Monday the supreme court declined to hear the latest lawsuit against Obamacare. The supreme court's decision to not hear the lawsuit was expected since the lower courts had ruled for the federal government, making the suit an unlikely candidate for the Justice's review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said the case was not ready for review because the panel has not yet made any decisions. The judge panel is not able to make a decision until medicare spending increases to certain amounts. This is not expected to happen for several years. 

The IPAB is a controversial piece of the Affordable Care Act, even among the law’s Democratic supporters. 

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Ford Pardons Nixon - September 8, 1974 - YouTube

Newly inaugurated Gerald Ford pardons his predecessor Richard Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
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This video shows Gerald Ford pardoning Richard Nixon in his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. I'm sure before making this decision he had to take a lot of things into consideration. I'm glad I was not in this position because when Nixon chose to resign he left the White House pretty torn up. Gerald Ford chose to make the best of it and gave him a full pardon. He wanted to end the controversey and he wanted to keep moving forward by not dwelling on the past. In my opinon i think he made the right decision

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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 of the consitution  it says you have to be 35 in order to run, you have to in the United States for 14 years,  and you have to be a naturally born citizen. Electors for the electoral college are voted on by the citizens in each state, and those elected determine who is elected president and vice president. The president is the enforcer of the law and he has a bully pulpit.  The president can make proposals on laws and propose his own, but congress who executes the law and the president  enforces the law. The president is commander in chief which means he is in charge of the military. The commander in cheif can not declare war only congress can do that. An implied power is what the president does that is not specifically written in the constitution, they can claim power is derived from what  that is written. The president can propose laws but he doesn't write them, but he can sign them or veto them.

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The White House

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the president starts his day early in the morning with the vice president in the oval office to have a presidential daily briefing. At 12:30 the president flys from the white house to Joint Base Andrews. At 3:40 the president holds a round table on the economy.  At 6:00 the president then leaves from Birmingham, Alabama to return back to Washington. At 7:30 the president arrives back at joint base Andrews, and from there returns back to the white house at 7:50 which concludes his day. Obama is the chief legislator which is where he can address certain problems like the economy with other officials at the round table. from their they can propose laws to fix or improve the economy of the United states

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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 Department of Homeland Security handles issues such as, border security, civil rights and liberties, economic security, and  cybersecurity, This department pushes policy concerning  the visa system,  privacy policy,  and many more.  The department of homeland security said that Americans need to be aware of the signs of a terrorist attack. They say that border security is not just a government issue but everyone's issue. People should be familiar with their enviroment and report any suspicious activity, because you never know when and if a terrorist attack might happen. By reporting anything unusual information gets out to the public which helps prepare everyone for an oncoming attack, and keeps the DHS prepared. The department of homeland security is encouraging people to be vigilant for indicators of potential terrorist activity. America is a great and powerful nation. we the people must do our very best to protect the land we love.

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John Boehner in Israel: ‘The world is on fire’

John Boehner in Israel: ‘The world is on fire’ | 3 thomas leon | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM — John Boehner thinks the “world is on fire.” And America isn’t doing nearly enough to stamp it out. The House speaker’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress last month sparked criticism that Boehner was inappropriately injecting himself into foreign affairs and...
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 Boehner's decision to invite the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before congress, sparked criticism that Boehner was rudley putting himself into foreign affairs which arguably he was for conversation sake.  After the return of the prime minister on Wednesday Boehner announced that he would keep the nation's foreign policy in check bascically. Boehner admits that he never thought he would be so involved in foreign policy, but he believes that the government is not doing enough. With the middle east and their upheaval and president Barack Obama's and the Israeli prime minister at a low point in their relationship, Boehner feels the government needs to do more to ensure to ensure the peace of americans by keeping a watchful eye over the middle east

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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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The  guy in the video argues the reason 90% of incumbents continue to get reelected while only  about 20%people approve of Congress is because politicians are allowed to draw district lines. It is a fair point that giving politicians this power is absurd because only few will be able to resist the temptation of job security. With the increase of technology it is only becoming easier to determine what areas would give the highest probability of being reelected. There are currently reformers trying to get this power stripped of the politicians, and this is a rightful cause that would remove corruption from the government. The US is the only advanced democracy which allows the representatives to draw their own district lines. When you allow politicians to draw districts you lower the trust of th people. when people dont trusst you you automatically lose the chace of election or reelection

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The United States House of Representatives · House.gov

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Home page of the United States House of Representatives
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Leadership in the House of Representatives starts with the speaker of the house John Boehner. The republican leadership starts with majority leader Kevin McCarthy, majority whip Steve scalise, conference chairman Cathy Rodgers, and policy committee chairman Luke Messer. The democratic leadership starts with democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, democratic whip Steny Hoyer, assistant democratic leader James Clyburn, and caucus chairman Xavier Becerra. The representative that represents me and my district is republican representative Jody Hice. His committee assignments are for natural resources and oversight and government. This website has a multitude of places to go and explore how the house works. There are categories such as, The house explained, legislative activity, committees, and leadership, along with representatives and what committees they are assigned to. Under legislative activity a person can see the calendar and schedule of the house of representatives. Under the house explained a person can find out what a representative is and what their job is under the Constitution. Under the same category a person can find out about a representatives schedule and history of the house. 

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