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

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The Brown decision created massive resistance, started private academies. MLK was the face of the civil rights movement. By the end of the 1950s, most black students did not attend integrated schools

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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 was incerted to assure the equal treatment of individuals by the law. this means all people no matter race sex orientation or religion the law will protect and be inforced to its full extent.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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the bill of rights are the basic rights believed to be held by every human.the civil liberties are basiclythe same as the bill of rights but with unspoken things as well it is the freedoms which you are granted just for being alive.

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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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for starters lets state the obvious he's black. his southern conservative background and sex scandle i guess are also political issues that arose in his nomination.interest groups can raise money to support or try to cut down his endevers but they can also show good or bad publicity for Mr.Thomas too.

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13-1041_0861.pdf

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the website has the previous court cases as well as the documanets and explination of the court the case in this instance is about the mogage bankers changing the exemption policy that was previously stated and enforced by the bankers to not pay overtime nor exempt the executively previllaged.

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it requires four of the nine supreme court justices to decide that a case should be ruled on.the supreme court has the power to declare a law unconstituional and null it it but if an amendment were made the court could do no such thing.five of nine justices has to rule one way in order to have a verdict.then the cas can go to appellete court giving it a second life so to speak.the majority and miinority opinions ae the views and stances taken on the said subjects and are hard questions to answer so most do not answer them at all.

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House Session

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The House continued debate on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton for perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Early in the debate Representative Livingston, after it…
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Clinton was tried for obstruction of justice and abuse of power. The House of Reps has the power to impeach the President. This stated in article 1, section 2 of the Constitution. If House votes to impeach, the senate holds a trial. Those votes then determine the outcome of the impeachment. 

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Women in Congress (Facts of Congress) - YouTube

Civics doesn't need to be dry and boring! Learn Facts of Congress with music and animation in Jib/Jab & Monty Python style from those hilarious folks at Flas...
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women were allowed to vote in 1920. The first woman that was elected to office was in 1919. she opened the door way for women to do many things in congress. She was voted into the house of representatives. 15 percent of the house is now women

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Committees · House.gov

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the agriculture committee is a committee dealing with agriculture. They have tpo do with the farming and field industry. THey find better ways for crops to go and decide what to grow at the times needed.

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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 in the Senate is a parliamentary tactic used to keep a bill from being passed. To halt the filibuster, Senators can also use a cloture  resolution by a three-fifths majority, 60 votes. It limits the debate on an issue/bill and it is the Senate's ultimate weapon against a filibuster.  If a party chooses to filibuster they could talk the bill for hours until the other party just decides to kill the bill or just give in.

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LawCraft | iCivics

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 This is a game that allows you to see how laws are made. You choose which part of Congress you want to be in, the House of Representatives or Senate, which party you want to be a member of and one of the issues that is important to you. Your constituents write you letters and you choose one that you think should be brought to everyone's attention and take it to Congress. You then craft the bill so that you get enough votes to pass on to the president. The president will either sign it or veto it but the congress can override 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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filibuster-an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures it is used to prolong the voting on a bill and persuade others cloture motion-the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of 3/5 of the full Senate, normally 60 votes. this is used in conjunction with the filibuster to prolong and change others minds i learned that once a filibuster went on for a full 24 hours and the senator even read the book green eggs and ham.

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Welcome to the NRA Digital Network

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This is your state-of-the-art gateway to everything NRA.
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The NRA is a wellknown organization. They use grassroots campaigning to influence public by sending members emails when their rights are violated. The members get in touch with their representatives and tell them about violations. This related to our class because they use methods of influencing the public.

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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 first amendment is by far one of the most important and thats why its first;. the freedom of speak religion press assembly and protest are probably the freedoms that would be outlawed first in a monarchy. and they are the freedoms that actually make you feel free.

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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 14th amendment is a very straight forward and simple to explain and comprehend.it pretty much states that you are not allowed to be criminally punished with out the due process or rather the workings of the law system.

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The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup

The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup | 4 Thomas Aaron | 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 in one way because they were not voted into office by citizens; they were appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. Another way they are insulated is because they don't have a term limit. This means that people can't vote them out of their seat so what the public thinks of them doesn't matter. They receive amicus briefs which express legal opinions of individuals or groups with a special interest in a case so that they don't deviate too far from public opinion.

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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 Thomas Aaron | 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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john roberts is like the ring leader of the most sofistcated and important court room in the usa but yet was not chosen to help with a little ruling as a jouor in a car acciden acse because he would not be impartcial.but in the real situation he would be the most reliable view of the room.

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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 court is on 75 years old but for 150 years the court would migrate from place to place.the libray has 650 volumes of past cases and other knowledge passed from previous justices. the furniture ihas been barely changed scine the first case and quill pens are still put on the desk.

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C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Andrew Jackson - C-SPAN

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andrew jackson was ranked at #13 but personally i think he should have a higher ranking. he was ranked at 13 with a high majority score of the public leadership and goal setting. he knew how to lead the people well and that is why he's on the upper quartile of the list. the best president ever would have to be #1 abe lincoln. mainly because he fought against slavery but i guess him keeping the united states united is good too.

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

Election Other - Congressional Job Approval | 4 Thomas Aaron | Scoop.it
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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Congressman Jody Hice

Congressman Jody Hice | 4 Thomas Aaron | Scoop.it
Representing the 10th District of Georgia
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Jody Hice introduced HR 604, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, in response to the nation's ongoing "chain migration" problem. Constituent services include: internships, help in preparing for college, and Military Academy nominations. I think we were blessed to have him come visit. I was able to learn a lot and get and insight on the life of a congressman.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 4 Thomas Aaron | 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.

 
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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 is the the dividing of a state or country into districts to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible. In the video  and essentially determines the outcomes of elections. In the video, it explains how, in November, there is a gerrymandering problem in California on who should be drawing the district maps, and that allowing politicians to handpick their constituents is absurd and unfair.The US is the only advanced democracy where politicians directly participate in the redistricting process. UCLA professor Frank Gillian states "The politicians draw the lines to advantage themselves."Legislatures claim that they know the districts best and that others can't understand that they know their concerns

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The United States House of Representatives · House.gov

The United States House of Representatives · House.gov | 4 Thomas Aaron | Scoop.it
Home page of the United States House of Representatives
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Representative John Boehner is the leader of the House of Representatives. His position is Speaker of the House. The Majority leader is, Republican, Kevin McCarthy and the democratic minority leader is Nancy Pelosi. Republican Jody Hice represents me in the House. I also see tabs that show the House Committees, legislative activity and  the house explained

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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i learned tere is a rules committee in the house that decides what and how long a bill may be debated. they also decide if amendmants may be added or if the bill is a closed debate which means just the bill an nothing else.

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