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

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the 1950's were considered a golden age to some white males and terrible time to black people because they could not find jobs. although the economy was booming and people were using cars and stuff more and more jobs opened, blacks still were poor and grieveing.

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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 a provision of the 14th amendment that ALL are equal in the eyes of the Constitution. The Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case is the most famous court case that utilizes this clause to gain and enforce a right for a discriminated group of people.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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The Civil Rights are defined as personal rights and freedoms that the government can not interfere with, either by law, the Constitution, or judicial procedure. Examples to civil liberties are things as simple as the right to make decisions concerning your private life, the right to speak up, the right to practice your religion, and so on. These Civil Rights and Civil Liberties are found in the Bill of Rights. This video gives a brief history of the bill of rights and even included where it is and how it is stored. This video was very easy to watch and understand and was very helpful. It relates to our unit because it is about civil rights and liberties. 

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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 framers made justices have lifelong terms so they would be insulated from public opinion. They also are not voted into office. Justices are nominated by the president but the senate has to confirm them. Interest groups can lobby the president which can influence the appointed. The court will also not want to stray to far from what the public have been wanting. 

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

Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court | 4 Pippens Tyler | Scoop.it
Latest news on Supreme Court. Includes blogs, videos, and pictures about Supreme Court.
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The supreme court decided in Peggy v. UPS, which reshaped what PDA means for working pregnant women, but it also made it easier for women to win pregnancy discrimination cases. This decision served as a reminder of what a coalition between liberals and conservative can do when their forces are joined. They all have the common interest to stop the discrimination of pregnant women in the workforce, but with different motives. Liberals do so to reshape the status of women in America, conservatives do so in the hopes of decreasing the numbers of abortions.

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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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I learned a good bit about the supreme court. First, there was 10 million dollars spent on building it, 3 million of which was spent on marble alone to give it the blended in look of age. There were only 2 photographs ever taken of the court actually being in session. The cameras were smuggled in. The justices chambers are comletely off limits to the public and CNN was barely able to get a tour! There are little details that most might miss if you dont look closely. On the lamp post outside of the building, there are turtles which signify the deliberate pace at which they operate. There are also portraits of every current and past justice ever to be apart of the supreme court. Very interesting!

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What to look for in an Iran nuclear deal

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As President Barack Obama pushes to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by a Tuesday deadline, a small army of critics — from congressional Republicans to Israeli leaders to the Saudi royal family — is ready to pounce on any weaknesses to persuade Congress and the global community to turn against the pact. “They are about to make a mistake...
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 This article discusses Obama pushing a nuclear deal with Iran and some do not agree with it. According to this article, Rep. Sen. Lindsey Graham said “They are about to make a mistake for the ages,”. If there’s no deal by Tuesday, there’s no practical reason the United States and  its partners couldn’t keep negotiating. In practice, the real deadline of  concern for the Obama White House is April 13, when the Senate is scheduled to  return from its Easter recess — and will likely take up legislation cracking  down on Iran if a framework is not in hand.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

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John O. Brennan is the head of the CIA. The CIA has different offices such as intelligence and analysis, public affairs and human resources.  Their mission is to Preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.Director John O. Brennan spoke about the CIA's global mission at the Council on Foreign Relations on March 13, 2015. They are independent because they gather and analysis data without the permission of the president or congress. 

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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. Obviously many people  rated Abraham Lincoln as number 1 in 2009 and 2010, and ranked George Washington as second. I believe Bush is the worst president because of his terrible economic policies and 9/11. 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. 

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Limits on Presidents Acting Alone

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How a handful of presidential actions have been challenged in court, by Congress and by later presidents.
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In 1952, when the Supreme Court overturned an executive order issued by Harry S. Truman, an oft-used precedent was set. It says that presidents have the most authority when their actions are in line with laws already enacted by Congress. The courts have considered several actions of Mr. Obama and presidents before him.Because the president’s authority is restricted to actions that are in line with the law, Congress has the power to pass new legislation in anticipation of presidential action, or vote to nullify an action directly. Because Congress is hampered by the president’s veto power, it must have either a veto-proof majority or enough political will to prevent the president from acting.

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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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The president is the head of the executive branch of our government. Below him is the white house office, then the executive office, then his cabinet, then private constituents. All in all, over 4 million people work for the president. In the executive office, there is a rule of propinquity. It means that the closer you are to power, the more power you have. You will find the presidents most loyal and faithful workers in the executive office, which is headed by his chief of staff. I noticed throughout the video that the presidents' formal powers arent very impressive. Most of the "cool" powers lie within the house and the senate. Very interesting video, didnt know a lot of the topics covered.

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The League of Dangerous Mapmakers

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Who’s most to blame for our divisive politics? How about the gerrymanderers quietly deciding where your vote goes. Inside the dark art and modern science of making democracy a lot less democratic.
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Gerrymandering is the process in which districts are created. These districts are usually drawn to help a specific party become more powerful. For instance, if they wanted a republican zone to be created they would not include heavily populated democratic areas. Although, it would be beneficial to have some of the other party in your zone (not too many) to hopefully cause the other region to have the same party ruling as you. However, you have to keep it within a population range, so that one zone doesn't have 60,000 people while one has 12,000.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

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OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Congressional Earmarks are funds that Congress supplies for projects that stop the Executive Branch from having as much influence on the distribution of funding (as opposed to the district/state level). This allows legislators to keep money in their districts. Jack Kingston's (GA) earmarks primarily pertain to military/defense. Unsurprisingly, his campaign contributions also came from interest groups concerned about defense.

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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 1st amendment ensures a persons rights to free speech, religion, assembly, and press. This is important because America is essentially a Democracy, which entitles each person to his/her own opinion. How can we all have our own real opinions if we aren't allowed to express that opinion and talk about it, whether it be verbally, symbolically, or written. The 1st amendment was in the original bill of rights, and still stands today as one of the most widely used amendments.

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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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In simple terms, the due process clause of law is the peoples right to fair government procedures. For example, a person cannot be sent to jail because he is suspected of a committing a crime, there must be liable evidence. He has the right to a fair trial in front of a jury, which would be one of his rights to due process of law. The 5th Amendment states that the federal government cannot take away a person life, liberty, or property without due process of law. That clause is tricky though because it says federal governments and not state. So they created the 14th amendment that states that state governments cannot take away a persons life, liberty, or property without due process of law. These amendments act as shields from the state and federal governments.

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Supreme Court Powerpoint

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The jurisdiction of the supreme court allows them to hear constitution questions, treaties, ambassadors, controversies between states, federal government, and citizens. The cases get to the supreme court but appeal or appellate jurisdiction, and they are chosen by having a merit of the case, paperwork, and a writ of ceritorari, which they consider during conference. If the whole court decides to hear a case it is called a brief, and one of many types of briefs is called the amicus which is defined as friends of the court. Once a case has been decided there are two types of opinions known as the majority and minority opinions. Appellate jurisdiction is the power of the court to review, revise, and overturn cases.

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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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Supreme Court Website

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The Supreme Court website shows all of the recent court decisions they've made. There's even a calendar provided that shows when the court will be arguing on cases. They also give an option to visit the court and tour the building. One of the recent cases was Harris v. Viegelahn. In this case, there seems to be an argument over an estate.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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In this video, President Bush uses his power as the commander and chief. This power only gives him the power to command the army, not declare war. In the video he gave a speech about the operation they were starting in Iraq against Saddam Hussain. This happened in March 13, 2003. He also explained about how he respects the citizens and their religous faith but wants to rid it of the radical dangerous people who are hurting everyone. This was all in all a result of the 9/11 attack and several other small instinces where they have crossed the line, for lack of a better term. Very encouraging

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Executive Command | iCivics

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In this game, I got to choose my President that I wanted to win and then sent it to congress to talk about the major issue that I chose to discuss. I chose security and talked about how I promised to do everything I could to make sure the US would stay safe from terrorists and other nations. I received a bill in the mail about the TSA's effectiveness and it had topics on it that I agreed with so I signed it to be passed as a law to aid in terrorist detection.I felt like it was a bill that needed to be passed. I learned about what the president does and all the responsibilities he has and how his decisions effect everyone.

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U.S. Department of State

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The secretary of state is Jon Kerry and he is also the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Department of State deals with issues such as policy issues, economic, environmental, arms control, international security, public affairs, democracy, etc. They implement really any policy having to do with the economy, health, womens issues, youth, foreign countries topics, and many more. One current event issue that the website has on the front page is that "Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Lausanne, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on March 26 as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations."

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The White House

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today the president had lunch with the vice president and they also recieved the daily presidential briefing. Both of these were covered by the press. As i scroll thorugh the days these seem like daily occurances. So this just shows that he president has little duties as well as big ones. For example, planning a war. The president basically doesnt have any freee time. 

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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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This video condensed an hour and a half spreech down to a minute and a half. This video relates to our course content because we were learning about the different parties and how they don't always agree with everything. I picked this scoop because I didn't watch the state of the Union address but I wanted to see the highlights. I learmed that the republicans didn't stand up fot most things Obama said and the info was reliable bc it was taken straight from the TV broadcast. ones viewpojnt may be changed by them seeing what happeNed during the state of the Union and what has happend the past couple of years

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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The lawmaking process is daunting.. it starts out by either the house or senate take notice of an issue (unless its a revenue bill, only house can start those). Next, they gain support from the public opinion. Next, the speaker or leader assigns it to a committee. They discuss what is needed in the bill to become a law. They then vote on it. If it gets 2/3 of the vote, it is then sent to the president. If he signs it, its a law. If not, it is then sent back and has a good chance of being pigeonholed. What I found very interesting was that in the house of representatives, the majority party has so many advantages. It seems as if once a party gets the majority, they are unstoppable. 2 of the special rules consisted of being able to set limits and being able to determine the rules.

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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 an extended speech use to stop legislation. If uninterrupted, it can force a bill to stop from passing. In the senate, this can be crucial for the minority party in order to stop something that would otherwise receive majority vote. With 60 percent of the senate vote, a cloture motion can be put in place. This can set a time limit and stop a filibuster. I learned that, due to their extensive nature, filibusters are both repetitive and obnoxious - this is possibly what leads to the other party relenting on some occasions.

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