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

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The 1950's are know as a period of consensus. The 1950’s was a time where 60 percent of Americans were considered middle class. It was a time of prosperity because the economy was expanding. We believed in equal opportunity but did not actually provide it. segregation was the rule throughout the country at the time. In the south public accommodations were segregated by law while in the north it was just a custom. African Americans were majority in poverty and when it came to employment whites always got the upper hand and promotions while African Americans stayed low and unemployed. There education was also extremely limited by segregated schools. The Civil Rights movement began with Rosa Parks but it really started with Philip Randolph during world war two. Basically civil rights was always around but in the 1950's is when African Americans started winning. The main goal to start off with was to desegregate schools which is what Earl Warren did by signing an order that repealed all school segregation in the state of California. Earl Warren was also the Supreme Court justice when Brown vs board of education came along. Thurgood Marshall was head of the NAACP which had been trying pursue a legal strategy trying to live up to the ruling of Plessy vs. Ferguson. Which required public schools to be separate but equal. They started to establish law suits against professional schools like law schools, because it was evident that law schools for African Americans were not equal.

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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 is located in the fourteenth amendment. The most famous case dealing with the equal protection clause is, Brown vs. Board of education. In the 1950's the Supreme Court said it was illegal to have segregation in public schools. The equal protection clause has empowered the federal government and weakened federalism just a little bit. We have seen the equal protection clause in standards of admissions in state universities. The fourteenth amendment has helped us realize that promise made in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that ALL men are created equal.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil rights are all things people like to do and think they have the right to do that government can't stop them from doing. In other words, civil liberties are the personal rights and freedoms government cannot interfere with, either by law, the constitution, or judicial procedure. Some examples of civil liberties are: the right to private life, to speak up when confused, to speak up when happy, and practice religion of choice. These civil rights can be found in the Bill of Rights. Civil liberties were once considered state territory and before the constitution was written, states had civil liberty clauses in their individual constitutions. This included freedom of speech, due process, freedom of religion, etc. Once the new Constitution was drafted the federal government was given some control over the states. This caused the states to wonder would the federal government respect and honor civil liberties in state constitutions. So states sent a stern request that before the constitution was ratified that it must include a bunch of civil liberties that they want the federal government to recognize. In 1789 Congress proposed the Bill of Rights which included the first ten amendments of the constitution, guaranteed civil liberties states wanted recognized, freedom of speech, freedom of press, and freedom of religion. The Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791, just a few years after the ratification of the Constitution.

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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 Thompson Ashlynn | 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 ripe 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. Written by Senate Democrats, the provision was unpopular with House Democrats, who questioned handing over so much legal authority to an unelected board. Although the Supreme Court turned down the IPAB case, it will issue a highly anticipated decision in another Obamacare case. A ruling in King v. Burwell, which challenges the health care law’s tax subsidies, is expected before the court ends its term in June. All in all the case against obamacare is not dead but waiting to be reopened once certain criteria is met.Christina Sandefur exclaims that they are simply in a holding pattern. She says “We will bring this challenge again once the Independent Payment Advisory Board takes action.” Once the case reopens Its decisions can't be overridden by Congress without a super-majority and cannot be challenged in court. 










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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 and decisions. On March 31st the court considered and took action to the Armstrong v exceptional  child center inc. In this case Justice Scalia presented the opinion of the court.  The opinion was stated as such, " We consider whether Medicaid providers can sue to enforce §(30)(A) of the Medicaid Act. 81 Stat. 911 (codified as amended at 42 U. S. C. §1396a(a)(30)(A))."  Medicaid is a federal program that subsidizes the States’ provision of medical services to “families with dependent children and of aged, blind, or disabled individuals, whose income and resources are insufficient to meet the costs of necessary medical services.” §1396–1. Like other Spending Clause legislation, Medicaid offers the States a bargain: Congress provides federal funds in exchange for the States’ agreement to spend them in accordance with congressionally imposed conditions.

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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 is the most important court in all of the united states. Architects wanted to make sure the supreme court blended in with the library and capitol right next door since the supreme court was built after them years later, because the supreme court is only 75 years old. for 150 years the supreme court was basically homeless and met in New York, Philadelphia and then the old senate chamber in Washington. In 1929 William Howard Taft finally convinced congress to construct a permanent home for the supreme court. The building opened in 1935 and they spent about 3 million dollars on the marble alone for the building. It is described like a Roman temple, as a temple of justice. The court library has 600,000 volumes of books from past scholars and justices and this room was always busy but now because of technology the room is not used so often as it was. One room that can never be replaced is the court room. The layout and furniture of the room has basically remained the same since its first court case in that building. A tradition that is kept is the justices coming out in groups of three from behind the curtains and they still put quill pens on the desks of the attorneys. Portraits of former justices line the walls and and there are carvings of Moses and muhammad and others along the wall, and there are even turtles under the statue in the front that signify the pace of justice.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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This simple game actually does a good job of informing the public about the president's duties. In this game you start off by voting for a candidate who wins the 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. After the state of the union address you have to take care of bills, communicating with congress, and handling wars. This game does a very good job showing how busy the president is because there is always mail popping up with bills and letters from other countries, and you also have to fly out to handle business in other countries while protecting your own country by making military decisions. This is just a game and make you stressed out, so you can only imagine how stressed the actual president is. The president has to get his priorities straight because he has to determine what is more important. He has to decide if keeping his word to the people or addressing other problems are more important. Plus the news is also attacking the president when they shouldn't because  they have limited information. This website is very good when learning about the roles of the president, and when you are learning about different departments and what they handle.

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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 person who is in charge of the Department of Homeland Security is secretary 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. The department of homeland security exclaims that Americans need to be aware of their surrounding and know the signs of a terrorist attack. They say that border security is not just a government issue but everyone's issue. People should be aware of their surroundings and report any thing unusual, because you never know when and if a terrorist attack will occur. By reporting anything unusual information gets out to the public which helps prepare everyone for the worst, and keeps them on their toes. The department of homeland security is encouraging people to be vigilant for indicators of potential terrorist activity. This is out country and it's not just the governments job to handle border security. It takes everyone and everyone communicating potential terrorist activity, along with the help of the government to keep this country safe. 

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The White House

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The president starts his day at 10 in the morning with the vice president in the oval office to have a presidential daily briefing. At 12:45 the president departs from the white house to Joint Base Andrews. From there the president will again depart from joint base Andrews and arrive in  Birmingham, Alabama at 2:50 pm. At 3:35 the president holds a round table on the economy. At 4:10 the president gives his remarks on the economy. At 5:55 the president then departs from Birmingham, Alabama to return back to Washington. At 7:35 the president arrives back at joint base Andrews, and from there returns back to the white house at 7:50 which concludes his day. Barack Obama's schedule shows some of the presidential roles that he takes on. One is the chief legislator which is where he can address certain problems like the economy with other officials at the round table and give his remarks about the economy, even though he can not make laws concerning the economy. He also plays the role of chief of state which is his job to represent the United States at public events which allows the president to promote, convey, and represent american values.

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Elizabeth Price Foley

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Elizabeth Price Foley makes a statement in which she believes that congress, under the right circumstances, can sue the president of the United States. In order to do so one injury should be that the legislation of a former act of congress is nullified. An example of a nullification would be if congress passed a bill that deported all illegal immigrants, and the president has an executive order that is the opposite, that is a nullification. Secondly the law suit should be authorized by a majority of the house. This is important because it represents that the institution as an institution feels as if they have been injured, and not just some legislators who feel hurt by the executive act. The lawsuit should target the presidents benevolent suspensions of law, which would mean that there is no private plaintiff who would adjudicate the constitutionality of the president's acts. If this is to be solved it must be solved by litigation by congress against the president. The law suit should target presidential acts which legislative self help is not available. When the president fails to execute the law there is no simple majoritarian remedy available, because what congress wants in this situation is for the existing law to be enforced. In this situation we shouldn't have to react drastically by impeaching the president, because peaceful court resolution is going to be a whole lot simpler than going through the impeachment process. It's not that congress wants to remove the president but that they want him to faithfully execute the law.

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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 basic things to run for president are addressed like,  you have to be 35 in order to run, you have to live continuously 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 at the end of the day. The way the election worked was whoever got the second most votes became the vice president, and history proves that many presidents did not like their vice president and so that soon ended. The president is the enforcer of the law and he has a bully pulpit. If the president and the majority party in congress are the same than they will tend to work in unison, just like with Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. The president can make statements on laws and propose his own, but at the end of the day it is congress who executes the law and the president ( if not vetoed) enforces the law. The president is commander in chief which means he basically runs the military. One very important thing is that the president does NOT declare war, only congress can do that. An implied power is what the president does that is not specifically delegated in the constitution, they can claim power is derived from something that is delegated. The president can propose laws but he doesn't write them, but he can sign them and or veto them. The president can also sign treaties along with the senate to overlook and approve them .

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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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nineteen percent of voters are not pleased with the job congress is doing, by ninety percent of incumbents get reelected the next term. Gerrymandering allows elected officials to redraw district maps on the basis of who votes for them. People think that it is absolutly absurd to let elected officials pick the constituents that will vote for them for their new district. Gerrymandering is taking technology and using it like a science all to just get reelected. The fact that ninety percent of Americans are unhappy about the current congress should mean something to the government. Our founding fathers set up the government so that the government would not turn into a tyranical government, with incumbents reestablishing the districts it takes away from the right of the people. The districts are notjust numbers they are people and people who are concerned with the well being of our country and our government. This video is very helpful because it really can open your eyes to how are government works, and how the government takes advntage of us. It is unfair to reestablish districts just so an official can get contituents that will vote for them. Gerrymandering is absolutely absurd and is part of the declining trust in the government, and once that trust is gone it's gone and will take so many years to reestablish. Would you rather reestablish districts or reestablish the government?

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Thompson Ashlynn | Scoop.it
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 often in their district. Jim Moran sponsered or co- sponsered 85 earmarks totalling 109,740,000 dollars in fiscal year 2010, ranking sixth out of 435 house members. It is evident that Jim Moran did well with earmarks, but he also encountered some hard times with trying to get them across. On many issues Moran had to do a fair amount of lobbying to get the money needed. The more lobbying he did the more PAC's started to contribute money. Bills that concerened more serious matters like defense were very much supported during his campaign, as he funded it and others fell in behind him to support the cause. This website shows how careful incumbents have to be if they want to be reelected. It all depends on how they vote on a bill, and weather or not it is an extreme topic or a mild topic. They have to measure out the impact of voting for or aganst a bill to see how it will effect their reelection status. It is evident on Jim Moran's website that the more money commited to a serious bill the more people will start to agree if it is the right topic, like defense or education. It is not worth spending a ton of money on a bill that no one in their district agrees on. The more pressing issues get more money donated toward them. This is really a big game of how many people can I get to reeclect me by the end of my term.

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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 important because the Bill of Rights was made for the federal government and federal law not the states, because they have their own state constitutions. It isn't till after the fourteenth amendment that states have to surcome to the bill of rights concepts of equal protection and due process. Then throughout the 20th century the supreme court starts selectively incorporating some of the bill of rights to the states. The establishment clause is where congress can't create a law respecting establishment of religion. The framers of the constitution didn't want the state to be in control of the church and vice versa. Thomas Jefferson used letters to stress the importance of the establishment clause in the first amendment, so that America would not end up with tyrannical rule. The free exercise clause is basically freedom of religion and if the government takes away free exercise then they better have a good reason for taking away your freedom of religion. There are many types of freedoms of speech like, student free speech, free speech during war, commercial free speech. Then there is freedom of the press which means congress can't make laws that abridge the press. Then there is the right to assembly  and the right to petition or lobby your government.

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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 basically the right to fair procedures. An example would be, that a person cannot be imprisoned for being suspected of a crime. That person is allowed to a fair trial in front of jury before they can be imprisoned. In the fifth amendment it is said that the federal government cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law. This part of the fifth amendment is called the due process clause. It is important to make sure that it is understood that the federal government is what is said to not be able to take away are due process, but what about state governments? This is addressed by the fourteenth amendment which says that state governments cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law. We can think of the fourteenth amendment as a shield against the state government just as we can use the fifth amendment as a shield against the federal government. The due process clause in the fourteenth amendment protects us by saying that the state government has to give us a fair trial in front of a jury before we can be sent to a state prison.

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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 Thompson Ashlynn | 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. With the support of the people the court has been able to shift the balance of power  in the Rehnquist Court’s understanding of its own sources of legitimacy occurred.The results suggest that the influence of public opinion on Supreme Court decisions is real, substantively important, and most pronounced in nonsalient cases. 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 as well as the Court’s workload. 

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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 Thompson Ashlynn | 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 one of the more liberal voices in the supreme court nominated by president obama. Unlike other Justices 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. They shouldn't walk in cold and not know what exactly their role is. Because she is liberal president obama would appoint her because she has the same political ideology as him, so she would stay on the side of the president and make decisions based on those values which the president would approve them. Interest groups have used such tactics as bringing the medias attention to her background and opinions on previously held cases that the court approved of. They bring attention to the fact that she is more liberal and lacks experience on the bench. Party groups such as the National Rifle Association have held hearing that bring her opinions about gun control to the floor and how they may be interfering with previously decided cases such as D.C v Heller.

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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 case to be considered by the court it must have merit like constitutional 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. An oral argument is when the lawyers state their case in which each side is given half an hour. White means five min left and red means time is up. After the oral arguments the justices will meet in conference where only written opinions are stated. Once the case is over they will release two opinions to the press the majority opinion and the minority opinion.

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

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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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Speaker of the house, John Boehner claims that the "world is on fire" and that America is not doing all they can do. After Boehner's decision to invite the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before congress, sparked criticism that Boehner was inappropriately injecting himself into foreign affairs and antagonizing President Barack Obama.  After the return of the prime minister on Wednesday Boehner announced that he would remain firm in the nations foreign policy. Boehner exclaims that he never thought he would be so involved in foreign policy, but he believes that the administration doesn't weigh out the severity of the problem. 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 need to maintain as a strong force to help the United States stay afloat. After Boehner's six country journey he is even more concerned with the United States policy with Iran and is extremely concerned with the iranians boldness. boehner says that the middle east is progressing faster that us and our allies are addressing. We are constantly putting aside the growth of the middle east and they are taking advantage of it. congress is going to change policy toward iran and make sanctions so we can get the problem under control. 

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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 as, anti-degradation policy, air carcinogen policy, air quality policy, area of contamination policy, audit policy, bubble policy, and many more. I believe that they are independent from congress and the president, because this is an agency that thrives off the people. This agency does not thrive off a political party, which means that the president and congress don't depend on this agency for elections or reelections. I also believe this agency is independent from congress and the president because this agency makes up the small amount of people in the environmental political party, along with the liberals, because we rarely see minority political parties advance forward and claim the presidency and very very few are in congress. Therefore 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 or rather air quality. The EPA is concerned about the harm that air pollution can cause to both our health and atmosphere. This current issue talks about current air quality, the ozone layer protection, and toxic air pollutants. It also covers greenhouse gases and how they are becoming a danger, and it also talks about acid rain from pollution, and gives information out on about what acid rain is what we need to do.

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

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Ronald Reagan in 2009 had an overall ranking of 10, and an overall ranking of 11 in 2010. His 2009 total ranking was 671. Ronald Reagan 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 Reagan stand out from all the presidents it is his success with the economy, and reaganomics. Reagan ranked at a 25 for equality, a 4 for public persuasion, a 15 for crisis leadership, an 11 for moral authority, 14 for international relations, 8 for setting an agenda, and an 8 for his relationship to congress. Surprisingly many people  rated Abraham Lincoln as number 1 in 2009 and 2010, and ranked George Washington as second. George Bush was ranked 36 in 2009 which is what I find surprising because he had to fix and clean up things from Clinton's presidency. It just so happened that his luck ran out when the terrorists attacked the world trade center. People blame him for that but Clinton knew that it was a possibility for 9/11 to happen and kept his mouth shut. Therefore I believe the Clinton 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 like that who can just waste lives and not care. We don't need a president that will allow terrorists to attack our country even if there was a possibility of it not happening. ( I live in a fire department family I don't take these things lightly).  

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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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One president who was turned into a celebrity was Theodore Roosevelt, because during his speech to run for a third term he was shot. This was no ordinary shot because Roosevelt's 50 page speech, steel eye glass case, and his thick overcoat slowed the momentum of the bullet. The bullet still penetrated into him and hit him in his fourth rib, which is close to the heart. Nevertheless Roosevelt continued on his speech, that was shortened due to obvious reasons. The Roosevelt's are extremely famous and celebrities because they governed over a time that was booming with reform and new technology, such as the telegraph. Their status as media figures helped give them the mandate they needed to shape themselves as historical figures. People don't just expect presidents to carry out their executive positions. We want them to throw the first pitch and have pancake breakfasts with us. We want a president who is "fuzzier" and can socialize and be a wiser figure that we can look up to. The Roosevelt's upheld that depiction because of the media, they were the media presidents and everything they did was broadcasted, which made it to where people could form gossip about the government, and really see the true character of the president. FDR was a people pleaser and  had 50 people to read letters. He took the time to go through them and respond to them via the radio where he did his fireside chats to promote reform acts. Nevertheless the Roosevelt's brought a homey feel to the government, or at least toward the president. Presidents are celebrities because like movie celebrities we look up to them.

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POTUS Roles -- Part 2 - YouTube

POTUS Roles -- Part 2 - YouTube | 3 Thompson Ashlynn | Scoop.it
AP GOPO Students -- Use this playlist to complete your notes on the roles of the president. If I included a video you already viewed in class, just skip it. ...
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In the first video of this playlist Ronald Reagan is demonstrating his role as  a chief diplomat. A chief diplomat is when the president interacts with leaders of other nations. The president takes the lead in foreign relations by associating with foreign leaders and, along with the help of Congress, develops a foreign policy with other nations. He is using his role as chief diplomat because he is getting involved with Germany and their ambassador. By Reagan stating "Tear down this wall" he is promoting freedom and liberation, basically the way we work in the united states. He is introducing democracy and influencing it in another nation, which means that he will recognize other countries that follow the United States way.

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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 (meaning of bicameral), the house of representatives and the senate. 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 20th century when 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 ifthey 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. Then after going through the house rule committee a bill comes to the floor to debate. The representives then can vote yes or no on the bill and if the majority of the votes are yes then the bill passes the house of representatives and moves onto the senate where they same process will happen except with more care. If the bill passes the house and the senate then it is given to the president who can sign it into a law of veto 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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The word filibuster comes from the french word meaning pirate or robber. A filibuster in congress is simply a robber of time because they give long winded speeches to the point where the bill they arespeaking about, or not speaking about, can not be passed that day. In order to bring a filibuster to a hault a cloture could be established with a two thirds majority vote. There are two types of filibusters, the silent filibuster is where when forty percent of the senate is for a filibuster the debate then comes to an end, because they know with forty percent voting that the debate would never end. The other type of filibuster is the talking filibuster, which is in the case of forty percent not voting for a filibuster. With less than forty percent a filibuster can speak for as long as he wants to to keep the bill from being passed that day. During the speech the filibuster can not take a break during his speech, he can't even sit down. The house of representatives no longer have filibusters, but they did leading up to 1842. There are many different views of the filibuster, one is that it is for not accomplishing work in the senate, and the other is an amendment right and the senate represents the states and their rights to speech. This is a very interesting video about the historyof filibusters because it shows how much passion a person can have over a certain issue.

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