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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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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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Supreme Court

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Some of the information you can access on the supreme court website includes information on rulings of cases, opinions, oral arguments, case documents, rules of the court, and what's going on with the court in the media. The most current case is the Armstrong v. The Exceptional Child Center Inc. Where medicare recipients wanted to sue for a reimbursement that was not to their liking. Judge Scalia ended up presenting the opinion that they could not sure and had to be contempt with the amount.

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Public Opinion, the Court, and Justice Kennedy

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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 judgments of individ...
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The united states supreme court is insulated from public opinion by being appointed to their position and not voted in, and they also serve life terms to avoid any pressures of being reelected or appointed. There are still ways of keeping them in the public eye. The senate has the power to approve all presidential appointments, so if the president tries to appoint someone that the public would largely disagree with the senators on the appointing committee could stop the appointment from happening. The senate can also filibuster or hold any verdict or case that they wise to.

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

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The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court includes any of the following: Constitution questions/merits, treaties, ambassadors/officials, controversies between any combination of states citizens or government. A case gets to the supreme court in  one of two ways: Appeal or appellate jurisdiction. Merit of the case must be contritutuonal or a disagreemenyt between other state/federal courts.The case must have paperwork petitioning for a writ of certiorari, a writ of certiorari, a request for information from the lower courts, and a vote in favor of the case from the justices. When a case comes into the court the justices will hold a private meeting to discuss the case called a conference. When the case is passed through the court asks both sides for briefs, summaries of their arguements, then the justices will develope questions from these for the hearing. In the hearig each side is given 30 minutes for an oral arguement. After the oral aruemnents the judges will meet in closed conference and discuss/ vote on their opinions for the decision. The results are then released to the press as a majority opinion, the winning side, and the miniority opinion, the losing side.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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This game allows you to step into the role of being president for a term. You get to realize how busy the president is, how many responsibilities he/she has, and how one misspoken sentence or slip-up and place the entire country at risk. I found this game interesting because it is never the same each time you play it, just like real life. It helped me understand and feel the stress that is felt when time is running out and you still have multiple things to accomplish. 

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United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

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The secretary of defense is Ash Carter and he is responsible for the formulation of policy related to defense and policy that is related in any way to the DOD. The mission or goal of the DOD is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect our country whatever means necessary. Their base of operations is the Pentagon.One major thing that the DoD is currently dealing with are resolve airstrikes that are contining to happen in syria and iraq to help in the war against terrorism.

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Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)?

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At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
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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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Gerrymandering is the illegal drawing of congressional district lines to favor one party over the other. This still can take pace through tactics such as "packing and cracking". Packing refers to trying to fill up a district with as many of the same party as possible, and cracking is splitting up a minority party so they have almost no chance of having their votes recognized. I think there needs to be a new law imposed saying that all district lines will be drawn by an unbiased third party member.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 3 Wilwol Alyssa | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Congressional earmarks are used by state and district representatives to get federal funding for projects and organizations that will benefit their constituents.  I chose to look at the stats for Bill Young a republican from Florida. His total earmarks is at 30.8 million and his contributions of it make up .2% of them.

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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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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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Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court

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Latest news on Supreme Court. Includes blogs, videos, and pictures about Supreme Court.
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Recently the supreme court has refused to take a case regarding obamacare. In the case they want to focus on keeping spending on Obamacare the same or lower because of budget issues. The declination of the case was expected because many of the lower courts have ruled in favor for the government. The only concerns for the supporters of the case is the declining care of seniors. 

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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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In this video you get to take a rare look inside of the Supreme Court building which is closed off to cameras and the public. They take you through the deliberate architectural designs of the building and decorum. The building was built almost 150 years after the rest of the buildings in Washington. It was designed to fit into the layout of all the older buildings to be less conspicuous. The designs on all the trimmings and pillars all have meaning behind them and the video features a 600,000 volume library. 

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

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Questions surrounding Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past speeches generated more controversy in the final day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Thursday, as Democrats again called her a mainstream jurist and Republicans portrayed her as a liberal activist likely to legislate from the bench.
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a. Three characteristics of politics in the supreme court are party identification, race/gender, and your past as a politician and a citizen. Your party identification has to do with which president at which time period will appoint you. Your race and/or gender could play a role because the people want someone who represents who they are and not who the framers were (old white men). The past may come back to haunt you during the senates approval where they dig up anything and everything that they can pin on you as a candidate. Sonya's race played into her appointment being pegged as a wise latina.

 

b. Interest groups can lobby for candidates in many ways. Creating smear campaigns is always one way of swaying the senate against someone, and they can also endorse other candidates with positive advertisements.

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Yemen, Iraq add to mounting Mideast issues for Obama

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Barack Obama faces a slew of Middle East crises that some call the worst in a generation, as new chaos from Yemen to Iraq — along with deteriorating U.S.-Israeli relations — is confounding the president’s efforts to stabilize the region and strike a nuclear deal with Iran. The meltdown has Obama officials defending their management...
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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Overall Ranking - C-SPAN

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a. I chose Ronald Reagan to analyze his ranking. Reagan ranked 10th overall in 2009 with a score of 671 points. In categories that had to do with moral standings and his connection with the public he did very well in, however in more economic and authoritative categories he scored a bit lower than most.

 

b. I think that John F. Kennedy was the best president because he didn't have  enough time to mess anything up. Most presidents have a major failure within their presidency that they are remembered for, but Kennedy didn't have a chance to. The only major upset in his presidency was his assassination, and that was no fault of his, but a major and probably worst to date failure of the secret service.

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

President Ronald Reagan speaks about the air traffic controllers strike. He states very clearly that if the striking union workers do not report to work in 4...
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LawCraft | iCivics

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By playing this game I learned how difficult and stressful the law making process really is ( and that i would never want to do it). It shows you and lets you try to come up with an agreeable bill between parties. it shows how getting a bill passed in the house is much easier than getting a bill passed in the senate. The game also helps you learn and understand the law making process better.

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History of the Filibuster - YouTube

Discover the interesting history of the filibuster, from Cato the Younger to Rand Paul, and see why it is an important part of the American system of governm...
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A fillibuster is essentially a way of stalling so your opponent can't get what they want. In congress if you want to prolong the time before the vote is taken on a bill you can filibuster. What will happen is a single person will take the stand and talk about anythings and everything without taking a break to sit down or even use the restroom or the filibuster is over and congress can resume. The longest filibuster lasted over 24 hours.

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