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AP US GO PO LINKS - olahighgardner

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Your place to go for AP US Government and Politics videos, documents, and more.  The site is divided up by unit.  Use this as a resource for your Webpage Project.


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The First Amendment for Dummies: The Basics of the 1st Amendment Explained - YouTube

Continuing the Constitution for Dummies Series with the Bill of Rights and Amendment One. Explained simply so you can understand the Constitution of the Unit...
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Selective incorporation is the idea that the bill of rights is for the federal government the states have their own rules. The first ammendment is the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition the government. The establishment clause says that the federal government cannont set up a country religion you have the freedom to choose what you want to worship. There is a wal between church and state so that is does not infringe upon peoples rights. The free exercise says you can believe what you want but you cannot do something that is breaking a law applied to everyone. The press has the right to print anything unless it something that could violate national security. You can lobby your government through protest or letter without having to worry about being put in jail because it is your right by the first ammendment. 

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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 Due process clause of the 14th ammendement is the right to fair government procedures. You have the right to a fair trial and cannot just be put in jail for suspicion. The 5th ammendment is the due process clasue of the federal government, which means that states are not under the same rules. The 14th ammendment applied the due process clause to the state government, these are shield agaisnt the government. Becauses of the 14th ammendment states have to give you a fair trial, and there have been multiple cases where more and more laws are applied to not only federal government but must be enforced by state government as well.

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Supreme Court

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This is the supreme court website and it has all you need to know about the court and some. The first thing i noticed that was really cool was the calender where they have argument days, non argement days and conference days, i think its cool that they let the public know this and also that they are called argument days, which i assume are days that they debate on issues. Since the court has a wide diversity of people because of ages, race, religion, party affiliation and much more i can view them as very opinionated people as well making it difficult to decide on which case to take and which to leave behind. You can look as the case documents and all the cases that have been discused in the court which is really cool and a great resource if you have to do a paper on one of the cases ever in your life. They have information on the court people and where they came from and their background information. They have an opinion topic where you can read opinions of what people think about different cases in the court. You can also tour the building and see pictures of the inside rooms and the whole court. This is an actually very interesting site about the court and who is invoved and you can really feel as if you are involved in some of the cases by reading the opinion pieces. 

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

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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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The supereme court decicided not to take on the lawsuit against obamacare. Since the court gets millions of cases and they get to decide which ones they get and dont take on because they are the court and theyre important. Many people think that they case has now died but it lives and will be discussed somewhere just not in the supreme court, this is the court of last resort. The Supreme Court’s refusal to take the case was expected. It is still difficult to the people a part of they case because they want to win. Obamacare is a big stamp issue in our society and it is very agreed on by some and disagreed by some. Its a very hot button topic for democrats and republicans. This article was kind of interesting that they turned it down but it was also kind of boring and i didnt really understand why they turned it down. This relates to government because it is a major case being tunred down by the senate and it is controversial. This was a cool article and that is also a really cool picture of the supreme court building.

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

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It has been rather challenging for legal scholars to portray the Supreme Court opinions of the past few days as somehow following logically from precedent or even from the past…
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The supereme court is nominated by the president and approved by the senate, so why would they care about the publics opinion of them? The first reason is that public opinion may influence which judges are nominated and confirmed. Second is that they care if the decision gets overuled by congress so they have to pay attention to what people want. They focus on public opinion to decide which cases to take and which to turn down as well. Today a popular issue is gay rights so if a case comes across thier desk about gay rights and they dont take it they can be percieved as biased and or not caring about the people want. Therefore they would take the case because it is something that the public wants and the people are the ones they care about. In the end they are not nominated by the people so that they can stay "above politics" and not work for power because they should be neutral for what is good rather than to get something that they want. The whole nomination is very political because they nominate to get what they want and to make the popular decision. 

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Jeb Bush's tricky path to an economic plan

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One of Jeb Bush’s biggest challenges in the 2016 campaign will be to come up with a fresh economic plan that doesn’t make him seem like a tool of deep-pocketed Wall Street donors or the second coming of Mitt Romney, whose big, expensive tax cut plan failed to catch fire and left him wide open to populist attacks. So far, however, the roster...
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This article is about how Jeb Bush is trying to create an economic plan that is different from his brothers or romneys. He doesnt want people to think hes the new rich kid on the block that gets anything and everything he wants. Hes trying to appeal to everyone in the nation and make sure that the economic plan doesnt only benefit the people at the top but the people in middle and lower class as well. This is not usually the republicans standing debate during the general elections it is more of a broad debate topic so it is interesting that he is focusing on this so soon in the game. This relates to ap gov because it is a potential next running president and possibly the next president so you need to know what he is standing for and issues he is debating so that you can accuratly choose someone that you want to be president in the upcoming election. This was an actually interestign article because it seems that he is very interested in the economy and trying to appeal to the republicans and the democrats so that he can get more people on his side, but it is also very soon for him to be doing this. I think it is cool and i actually learned something from this article that might help me in life.

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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The environmental protection agency is headed up by Gina McCarthy who was appointed by the president in 2009. The agency is one that protects the environment from pollution in different areas. They make laws and regulations that each person must follow when owning a business or work in factories. These agencies are indepedent from congress and the president because they need to delegate issues and congress does not specilize in that aspect so they know more about the problem and can work to get it fixed because of their knowledge. Improving fuel economy is a major problem that the EPA is trying to solve by manking fuel effiecent cars and then probably passing rules and regulations that cars have to meet to be able to drive on the roads. This relates to ap government because it is an agency that the government has put in place and the president has appointed the leader so they must be an important group. This was interesting because it is all about the environment and i care a lot about the things that go inot the environment and want it to be safe and to be a good place to live that we protect. This agency does a lot to protect the air, water, climate changes, and where wastes goes so that we dont end up living in a dump or a nation that has no clean water sources, they do a lot of things that you wouldnt think about on a daily basis. 

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Franklin Roosevelt - C-SPAN

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I choose Franklin Rosevelt as the best president and in 2000 he was ranked second. I choose him because i feel like i know the most about him and he is credited with getting up out of the great depression. I have also been to his house and toured it so that was pretty cool and he did a lot to help the people around him. In each of the catagories he is ranked and in 2000 majority of them are between one and four, his lowest catagory was a six and it was presueded justice for all. I feel like this would be correct because he didnt focus on that he was focused on getting them out of the great depression and the wars going on in the country. Other than this catagory i feel like he is a well rounded president even if he isnt number one on this list. This realates to ap gov because it is a list of the president and the publics opinion about how that president did in his time in office, this judgement can be very persuaded through what the medi showed about a certain president and also what the individual has heard/ learned about that president growing up. These results may be skewed but not if they got a large population size. I think this a really cool site because you can see what others think about the presidents and it would be a motivator to be the best and you dont want to be at the bottom of the president list that stays on the interweb forever and ever. 

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Video: State of the Union 2015 in 90 seconds

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POLITICO recaps the highlights of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address in 90 seconds.
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Int he state of the union address the president talks about his plans for the country in the upcoming years. Obama talks about obamacare and helping out the lower class people in society. These would be his base issues since he is a democrat he will focus on those platform issues and his personal belief issues. This relates to ap gov because it is the major speech in the constituion that the president must give every term he is elected. This is a speech where everyone that likes the president claps for him and people that dont make a stank face at him because they dont like him or what he stands for. This is cool i guess but kind of boring but i think everyone needs to watch some of this because they need to be informed on whats going on in the county and our leaders plans to run the country. This video is good because it gives you a recap of what he said without having to watch the whole entire thing and waste almost an hour this is a good 90 second recap.

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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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LawCraft | iCivics

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This game was a way to learn about the process of lawmaking. First you have to choose an issue that you support. Then you have to get people on your side. Then you have to get it approved by the house and the senate. my bill got vetoed the fist time so i went back and did it again until i got a bill passed. It takes a lot of time and effort to get a law passed, this kind of shows the real process used in the government. This relates to government because it shows you the process in which all laws are made. This was interesting to me because i did get a law vetoed so it really made me think the next time about whats really important in the law and how i can make it better so that it will be passed the next time. This was a very fun game and i liked it al lot.

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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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Fillibuster is when people stand up to talk for a long time in the senate because they don't want to debate a certain bill or they want to shoot it down right away. These can continue for many hours up to over 13 hours. Filibuster is a word meaning pirate so they take over the debate and talk for hours about a subject of anything to get people off track. This was an interesting video on the history of filibusters it is really interesting to me that people can stand and talk for hours on end just to put off voting for a bill. Now many people just do a silent filibuster so they know if people are going to filibuster or not, a couture motion is when people vote to end the filibuster. This occurs in the senate so it makes it very difficult to pass bills through the senate and to the president this is why much doesn't get done in our government when one party hold majority and people don't give in. I find this very interesting and it was cool to hear where it came from and how they did it back in roman times, it is also interesting some of the topics that people talk about. I think this is a good rule because it causes everyone to stop and really think before they pass bills, the longest filibuster is 24 hours and 18 min which remains unbroken so that is pretty interesting.

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

You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is ni...
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Civil rights movement happened in the 1950's because there was the 14th ammendment to make people equal. It wasnt very enforced until this time period because people got tired of being treated unfair and unequal. During the 1950's most people were considered middle class, there was an economic boom and surburban life style because more popular, also many people started driving cars and everyone was doing pretty good. All the critiques of the 1950's were white males because other people wanted to be them, segergation still occured and almost everything was still bad for african americans. They were poorer and had less education and couldnt get jobs as easily. In the 1950's african americans started to get rights starting with the intergation of schools, which eventually led to all other public places.

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11. AP60X - Equal Protection Clause - YouTube

Advanced Placement Government review in 60 seconds for Xtraordinary results. Workin' it one word at a time. Presented by citizenu.org and the 2 Teachers.
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Equal protection clause of the 14th amendment is that all are created equal. The most popular case dealing with this is brown v board of education which said it was illegal to have segergation in schools. This case overturned plessy v ferguson that said seperate but equal, this said no thats not okay we need to be together its not fair to be separate. It has also impowered the national government and it has also been applied to colleges when they say they have to accept a certain amount of minorities. Colleges must promote diversity but may not have a strict quota of how many and cannot deny someone soley based on their race, that is wrong and not equal and does not make them great americans because they have to follow the 14th ammendment, it is the best one of them all.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

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Civil liberties are all the things people have the right to do that cannot be stopped by the government. Example if you want to publish your own free magizene the government cannot stop you unless it contains defarmotory content. You can have a private life and the right to speak up because of these liberties. The bill of rights are the first 10 ammendments that are based on the peoples rights this is the first part of the constitution. The bill of rights were put out by the states because they didnt want to have a strong central government such as when they were under the control of england. The bill of rights was ratified in 1971, this is a good thing because it gives you freedom of speech, religion, and all the things you want to do that do not cause harm to other people or the government.

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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 design of the supreme court is supposed to be monumental feeling so that you feel as if things are being done there to last a lifetime. It is only 75 years old versus some of the buildings in washington. In 1935 the building opened and it is made of mostly marble, designed as a temple of justice. The court room is very unchanged and has been that way through major cases that were in history. They have small details that make the building special to the supereme court. This was a very interesting video because not mnay people get to see inside the supereme court and they gave you a lot of details and history on the court. This relates to AP gov because it is the home of the court and all major court cases have been ruled in this house and it is a very histroic and monumental place. I learned a lot about the building and found it interetsing that it is new and not as old as some of the buildings in DC.

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Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect

Today's Supreme Court confirmation process was shaped by what happened at the hearings for Clarence Thomas 20 years ago. The hearings also changed America's political, judicial and cultural landscape.
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Clarence Thomas is a strong conservative put on the supreme court, there was much controversy about his nomination because of his alleged sexual harassment of Anita Hill. He is super conservativeand doesnt budge on his personal views. He is the minority because of his race. "A person characterized by both soul-shaking anger and hostility, as well as great charm and a booming laugh; indeed, within the walls of the Supreme Court, he is, by many accounts, the most well-liked justice." (from article) This proves that he is well liked by the people. After all of the hearings he was proved to be innocent and therefore sits on the supreme court as a judge. Mnay interest groups will give money to canidates and in return they want someone to be nominated that will suport their group and what they stand for. There is a lof of behind the scenes stuff that happens during nominations that im sure many people would find unfair but even though the president appoints someone they still must be approved by the senate. The nominations are usually people very close to the president and hold the same views as him so that they can be enforced during court cases that the president doesnt have a say in. This controversial person is till sitting on the court and doing a good job in the minds of many conservatives. 

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The supreme court is set up to be a very important to the government today. They get a bunch of cases each day but they only accept a small amount. Many are not as important therefore can be handled in smaller state and local courts. Most of the cases that go to the supreme court are appeals. When the decision is made the media focuses on majority opinion and minority opinion. They have conferences to decide whether or not to take a case to the court or not. To be considered the case must involve soemthing with the constitution and or be disagreements between state and federal courts. It is very rare that a case go directly to the supreme court the very first time.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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This game you get to be the president and you must do everyday jobs that the president does. He has to speak to congress and get them on his side for his issues so that they will create laws that help him complete what he wants done. Then he has to pass and veto certain laws that he agrees and disagress with but while also thinking of the people and what they want. He has to fly to other countries to make friends and alliences. All of this takes a lot of time and you only have so much time before reelection where you want people to keep voting for you so that you can get reelected. When a war breaks out thats when things get really stressful because you have to do all the other things but proritize the war and make sure people are safe and that you make the right choices. This game was super fun and stressful, i cannot even imagine being president because it would be a hard job to keep/make everyone happy and it is also very time consuming. I think this game is a great repersentation of how hard the presidents job is and im sure its 100x more stressful than this game.

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United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

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The defense department is the part of the government that protects the united states. The leader of this deparment is secretary Ash Carter, he has been in this position since 2013. This department is broken up into groups such as the army, navy, air force, marines and coast guards. This group goes to war when needed and they impelentment wars that congress wants to declare on another place. Right now in the world this group would be dealing with ISIS because they are a terriost group that has threatened many peoples lives and caused ruckous in the middle east. This is related to ap gov because it is a branch of the government that has major control over our lives and what we do on a daily basis. I choose this deparment because my unlce and grandpa are/were in the military and i wanted to know more about what they would be doing and who would be in charge of them and also what kind of ranking they would have in compariosion to others. This is a really cool department of government that usually doesnt get enough recognition but they are always defending our nation and protecting us so that we can live freely without fear of persecution. So go USA and the departement of defense.

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The White House

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This website gives you all the information you would need to know about the white house and the events going on. The virtual tour was cool and it showed how nice the white house is and how bit it is, the most famous room would be the oval office becasue it is an actual oval which is cool and would be cool to work in all day. Then i looked at events and he did not have any public events listed for today so he was probably doing work alone or something scandalous. This site is just like all the other government sites they have all the upcoming events, historical things about the white house, information on the president and really any information that you could want or need. This site was cool and if i wanted to learn about the white house i would deffiently go to this site but it really just lists information for you. This relates to AP gov because it is where the president lives and also where a lot of work is done by the president which is the leader of our country so it is important to know things about him and where he works.

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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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In this article it talks about FDR being shot in the chest and still giving his speech to the people. This turned people around to thinking that the president was a super hero, and the people loved him and they agreeded with what they government was doing. The media then followed him around and focused on his life. Media then focused more on the president and their lives as if they were celeberties. This relates to government because now the medi plays an important role in politics and they sometimes relase information that is unture to make politicians look bad and then people dont like them. This is interesting to me because the media plays such an important roll in our daily lives we dont even realize how much it effects or point of views or how we see things. It all started with a president that got shot and gave a speech to get the medias attention on the "glamorous" life of the presidents.

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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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Congressional District Lines - Who Draws Them? ⎢Civics in a Minute⎢TakePart TV - YouTube

Subscribe for more TakePart TV now!: http://full.sc/SwIjS1 Ever look at a map of congressional districts and wondered why it looks like someone spilled color...
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Congressional districts are the districts drawn for the voting of the house of reps, it should be based upon the population in each area, but some people take into account political affiliation which is called gerrymandering. This is when people use district lines and redraw them so that they are able to win a certain district. Living in McDonough we are in district 10 of georgia with our repersenitive jody hice, we are a primary republican district is someone, a democrat, redrew the lines so that we become a primary democrat district and he wins that would be gerrymandering which is illegal. This video relates to government because it is how the districts are formed to vote for house of reps. This video was very fast paced and kind of difficult to follow i wish we would go over this some more in class because I'm not really sure who makes up these lines and how people cheat, but i find it all very interesting and think its a cool process. The country does look like some spilt paint on it and i think there should be a non biased party putting together these lines to help keep it fair for each person running for office.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Watkins Jordan | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are a congressional directive that funds should be spent on a specific project. Phil Gingrey sponsored or co-sponsored 18 earmarks totalling $15,800,000 in fiscal year 2010 ranking 254th out of 435 representatives. He voted for a bunch of defense bills because he is a republican and this is where much of his money went. You can make individual donations to a certain person or a group of people. This was a mandatory scoop and it was interesting to see how much money was given to each place by Phil in his district. I didn't really understand what they money was used for in each place or what ear mark really mean but i know this guy gave a lot of money to each place to use for a specific project that he wants to fund which is going to be a republican project because he is a republican candidate. I saw that he gave money to Kennesaw area and that is where I'm going to school next year so it is interesting to see whose district i will be in and what projects they are funding in the area ill be living for the next four years. This is a very interesting site if you want to know about projects in your area and how much money was given in the year 2010.

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