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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
Here is a look at the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Its signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 is considered the nation's most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction (1865-1877) as it prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Following that law, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark civil rights bills including the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
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The civil rights act is considered the most important legislation since reconstruction. It prohibits discrimination. It paved the way for other passages against discrimination such as voting rights. We still use this today. The passage of this act has given minorities freedoms never bedore possessed.

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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 apart of the 14th amendment. It took place in 1868. It says no state can deny a person equal protection of the laws. An example was shown in Brown vs. BOE. It is fundamental because everyone has a right to equality and the right to exercise that right.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are all things people think they have a right to do and the government can't stop them from doing. Civil liberties are things the government cannot interfere with. They can be found in the bill of rights. I think this is reliable because we excercise these rights everyday. Also, we are learning them in class and the difference between it and civil rights.

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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 | 4 Henley Keanu | 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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a) One characteristic of supreme court nominees is their political ideology. This usually correlates with the president's who nominated them. This way they are more likely to support the President's views. Another characteristic is a wide diversity. The choice of the president to nominate someone of a different race and sex makes the court more diverse. Lastly, with age comes wisdom. With time, judges gain experience and wisdom and the older, the more their decisions can be ruled as more "just".

 

b) Interests groups control the money and donations in the appointment process. If an interest group supports and donates a lot of money to one nominee, that nominee is more likely to be "pro whatever" the interest group supports. Another way interest groups can influence the appointment process is by campaigning for or against a nominee. In doing this, they can get the people on their side and support or reject the nominee. This can greatly sway the influence of nominees.

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About the Supreme Court - Supreme Court of the United States

About the Supreme Court - Supreme Court of the United States | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
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The Supreme Court has 8 Associate Justices. The President nominates these Justices with appointments made by the Senate. They are allowed to hold their office as long as they have good behavior. We are learning about this is class right now. This website is reliable because it is a government organization and government sponsored. 

 

One case the the court has recently considered is Armstrong vs. Exceptional Child Center. The debate argues the privacy rights of action or the Supremacy clause. In this case, there is a conflict between the state law and federal law, so who's right? The court's ruling will impact the rights of individuals under the supremacy clause and the administration of Medicaid. 

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Politics, Political News

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POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.
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I chose a current event based on Obama and his told you so moment. His theory has been proved right and he is just letting the people know he was right all along. This website seems to take it another way, however. They focus on the bad and the what-ifs and only point out flaws. It is only one sided and very opinionated to be reliable.

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where's the current event? -1 need to see the current event and more specific analysis of it
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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
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The head of the CIA is John O. Brennan. The CIA focuses on intelligence matters related to national security. I think they are independent because it is such a tight knit and closely monitored group that doesn't have room for error. Current issues include things like terrorism threats. These government experts help crack down the number of attacks on the US.

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

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The President I want to analyze is Abraham Lincoln. I chose him, of course, because he is #1 on the list. His final score against the other Presidents is a landslide. He has been ranked #1 since 2000 and reraed #1 in 2009. I do believe Abraham Lincoln was the best in history. This is because of all of his efforts to help all people and his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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

Who Is Running for President (and Who’s Not)? | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
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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This site gives a break down on who may or may not be running for President in 2016. It bases these statistics on quotes from each person who is considering running from both parties. This connects because Election time will be rolling around soon in 2016. This information is reliable but then again not. I say this because people are always able to go back on their word and do what they said they wouldn't.

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Reagan asks Gorbachev to "Tear Down This Wall" - YouTube

This has been adapted from the full video of the speech, which comes courtesy of the Miller Center of the University of Virginia. The video, audio, and trans...
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In this video, the President is playing the Chief Diplomat role. This is because he is interacting with leaders from other nations. By asking to "Tear down this wall", Reagan was associating with foreign leaders and developing foreign policy. I chose this because it was short and looked interesting. This enhanced my knowledge on the roled of the President.

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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Congress is made up of the House and Senate. Congress writes bills and study bills. They then go to committees (where most die). Then the bill is debated upon the House Floor. From the House it goes to the Senate. Then the two houses come to a decision in a conference committee. Once that is done, the President can either sign or veto within ten days.

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History of the Filibuster - YouTube

Discover the interesting history of the filibuster, from Cato the Younger to Rand Paul, and see why it is an important part of the American system of governm...
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A filibuster is a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly. It is used to delay a bill from passing. A cloture is a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote. It has the power to shut down a filibuster. I learned that if there is no cloture, and if the person does not stop speaking or sit down, the filibuster can continue for hours.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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RealClearPolitics Polls
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The average congress approval rating is 18.2. I think it is low because of a decrease in political efficacy. Incumbents have 90% because they have probably been proven as loyal to their party and its easier to keep someone in who is doing their job than to replace them. I believe the Framers created a congress but did not tend for it to be unpopular. I think they were trying to make things as equal as possible with the bicameral legislature but you cannot please everyone.

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

Continuing the Constitution for Dummies Series with the Bill of Rights and Amendment One. Explained simply so you can understand the Constitution of the Unit...
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The bill of rights was written for the federal government. The first amendement explicitly lists the freedoms of Americans. Examples include: religion, speech and peaceful assembly. The first amendment guarantees our freedo. We excerckseexercise and interpret this amendment daily.

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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 is a person's right to fair government procedures. A person's right to a fair trial in front of a jury is one aspect of due process. There is a due process law of the fifth amendment that says the federal government cannot take away a person's life, liberty or property without due process. The 14th amendment says the same for State government. This is helpful to know because we have a right to exercise this right everyday.

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Public Opinion, the Court, and Justice Kennedy

Public Opinion, the Court, and Justice Kennedy | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
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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a) The Supreme Court is insulated by the public opinion. One way is because they are appointed for life. This mean as long as they want to remain a supreme court judge, they will. Another way is, they have a life tenure. This means, even if they go against public opinion, they cannot be voted off. As long as they maintain good behavior, they will remain.

 

b) The supreme court doesn't deviate too far from public opinion. This is because they want to remain in good graces with Congress and other important institutions in the government. Making them mad could have a negative affect. They tend to interpret broadly and not narrowly to avoid controversy. Another reason they don't deviate too far from public opinion is because they are appointed by a partisan president. They do not want to stray too far away from the principles of the president who appointed them.

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Chief Justice John Roberts reports for jury duty, is rejected

Chief Justice John Roberts reports for jury duty, is rejected | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
Even Chief Justice John Roberts can’t escape his civic duties.The Supreme Court justice reported for duty as “Juror 49” in Rockville, Maryland, on Wednesday morning, The Washington Post reported.Roberts was being considered for a case relating to a 2013 car crash. The judge asked a group of about 50 potential jurors to identify any...
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I read an article about Chief Justice John Roberts and his duties as a civilian. He was summoned for jury duty about a car accident that happened in 2013. When asked if there were any relations to any part of the accident, he brought up two. His sister is a nurse and his brother-in-law, a state police officer. In the end, he was not chosen for jury duty, despite his title.

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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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It is very rare that people are allowed to visit the inside of this building. Millions of dollars were spent to make it and modernize it. The only room that has remained almost completely untouched is the court room. In it was held some of the most famous cases known. One cases is Brown v. The Board of Education.

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it

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By playing this game, I learned that being President is hard work. There is always something that needs to be done, a place to be visited or a bill to be signed into law. I also learned you cannot please everyone. Being President, you must stick to what you promised the people and earn their support. This website helped me better understand the job of a President.

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U.S. Department of Justice

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The person in charge here is the Attorney General, Eric Holder. The job od this department is to enforce the law, seek just punishmen, and ensure fair and impartial administration of Justice for all Americans. They focus on threats against public safety, both foreign and domestic. They make strategic plans when implementing policies. One current issue would be fraud conspiracies among real estate investors in California. 

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The White House

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When I clicked to view the President's schedule, it showed: "No public schedule". Therefore, I do not know what the President is doing today. I also do not know what presidential roles those activities demonstrate. I would think it is expressing the informal power to keep things from the public. I'm not sure if you meant for the schedule to not show or not, so but this website is very reliable because it is made by the government. 

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Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
Perhaps no measure better captures the public’s sentiment toward the president than job approval. It dates back to the earliest days of public opinion polling, when George Gallup asked about Franklin D. Roosevelt starting in the 1930s.
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I chose the scoop about the President and their ratings. 47% of Americans approve of Obama's job performance. What you are rated is sometimes based upon the people's positive or negative views about the President themselves. I belive this information is reliable because of it's gret uses of examples. I learned that scandals can have a negative impact on how a President is rated.

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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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I scooped the video about the President's strengths and weaknesses. This video covered how much power the President actually doesn't have compared to what we normally may think. This surprised me. I believe this information is reliable because it is backed by the Constitution. Most of the power the President has is institutionalized.

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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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Gerrymandering lets politicians redraw maps on the basis of who votes for them. Doing this, they can control the elections in their favor. The politicians draw the lines to advantage themselves. This is relevant because we are learning about that in this unit. I do not think gerrymandering should be allowed or legal.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 4 Henley Keanu | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are used to provide federal funding to companies, projects, groups, and organizations. I looked at the Democrat, Jim Moran from Virginia. The total earmarks was $36,565,000 and total contributions $111,850. I noticed that the total contributions increased with the total earmarks. Usually, lower earmarks show lower contributions. The contributions earmark was 3% and of all, 33.3%.

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