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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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8.4) The establishment clause means that congress can't make any law respecting an establishment of a religion. It emphasizes the wall between church and state. The freedom of exercise clause is basically freedom of religion. If it violates any prior laws, they may prosecute. Then there is freedom of press, speech, assembly, and to petition the government.

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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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8.2) The due process clause is essentially a person's right to fair government procedures. One of the aspects of this is a person's right to a fair trial by jury. The 14th ammendment prohibits state governments from taking away one's life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The 5th ammendment only applies to the federal government. 

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When Liberals and Conservatives Agree on Women’s Rights

When Liberals and Conservatives Agree on Women’s Rights | 5 Carmichael Emily | Scoop.it
You don’t hear much these days about liberals and conservatives working together, let alone to further women’s rights. But last week, the efforts of such a caucus paid off, when the Supreme Court lightened the burden for women who sue their employers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the federal law that bars employers from...
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7.3) 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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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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7.5) The supreme court nominees are appointed, not elected. So they do not have the same political pressure as politicians do. They are also insulated from public opinion because they have life terms, so they don't have to worry about being reappointed. However, public opinion may influence which judges are nominated and confirmed. Also, people with more moderate ideological views are more likely to change their views in response to information about what others think.

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Supreme Court

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7.2) This website shows the schedule of the supreme court including recent decisions on cases, as well as information on cases that have not been decided on yet. One case they have recently decided on is Grady v. North Carolina.

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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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6.2) Reagan is playing the role of Chief diplomat as he is making a speech encouraging Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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6.9) The president has many responsibilities including foreign and domestic.  He/she is basically trying to please everyone as well as decide what is best for the nation as a whole.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury

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6.7)The secretary of the Department of Treasury is Jacob J. Lew. It is responsible for promoting economic prosperity & ensuring the financial security of the US. It's responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, & fostering improved governance in financial institutions. It operates & maintains systems that are critical to the nation's financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, & borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. It works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, & international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, & to predict and prevent economic and financial crises.It also performs a critical role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying & targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, & improving the  safeguards of our financial systems. The Treasury made a number of improvements to the USASpending.gov website in order to make it easier to review existing federal spending data.

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The White House

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6.5) Today (3/26/15) the president will receive a briefing, go to Joint Base Andrews, arrive in Birmingham, Alabama, host a roundtable of the economy, leaves= Birmingham, and head back to the White House. Being that he is speaking his opinion over the economy, the president is acting as chief legislature.

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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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6.3) Presidents have the opportunity to act unilaterally by issuing executive orders and memorandums as well as shaping regulations. However, Congress has the power to challenge the president's decisions in court if they are considered unconstitutional.

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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5.10) A bill becomes a law in many steps. Citizens or the representatives introduce the bill in the House or Senate. Congress members receive information about the bill through the description, or witnesses. The bill may have amendments added to it, or things taken out then the House/Senate votes on it and it enters the other chamber of Congress. The same process is repeated back and forth till they agree on the amended bill. The bill then goes to the president where he/she either vetos it or signs it. If he/she signs it, it becomes a law. If it is vetoed, then congress must have a 2/3 majority vote to surpass the President's veto.

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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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5.9) Gerrymandering is when elected politicians draw congressional district lines so the politicians are more likely to win. The US is the only place that allows politicians to directly pick the district lines. Some make the argument that it should be left up to independent eperts to draw the district lines, while politicians say they know what the people want best so they should be the one to draw the lines.

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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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8.5) The civil rights movement started during WWII. 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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8.3) The equal protection clause of the 14th amendment ensures equal protection for all people. For example, Brown v. Board of Education. They talked about nothing. whet. 

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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8.1) Civil liberties are the personal rights and freedoms government cannot interfere with by law, the constitution, or judicial review.  They were once considered state territory. The bill of rights derived from many of the individual state constitutions. 

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

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7.6) If the case falls under constitutional questions, treaties, ambassadors, and controversies between citizens, states, and/or the federal government; all the cases fall under appellate jurisdiction; justices may pick and choose cases.  A case is decided on through appeals (most of the time) or appellate jurisdiction. The case must have a writ of certiorari (information from the lower courts), justices will vote on writs. The chief justice leads the meeting and they vote in the conference. When the court decides to hear the case, they ask both sides for amicus briefs. They set up a hearing where both sides have half an hour to make their argument and answer questions. When the case is decided, two opinions are released to press (majority opinion and minority opinion) and they explain their decision.

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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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7.4) Clarence Thomas was pretty close to being radically conservative, this was important because his ideological position could influence his decisions on court cases. His position on controversial topics was a very important characteristic for supreme court nominees. His race was also important to represent minorities. Interest groups will attempt to influence people's opinions.

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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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7.1) The three justices come in three groups and put quill pins on the desks because tradition is cool.  They have portraits of every justice.  The building has turned from an open place to a closed off one due to security concerns.

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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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6.10) It seems he is going to be criticized on both sides of the political parties as most of his economic teams are "wall street veterans." He is trying to raise economic growth by 4%. It's one of his biggest challenges for the 2016 presidential elections.

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FRB: News & Events

FRB: News & Events | 5 Carmichael Emily | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.
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6.8) Janet L. Yellen is head of the agency. The Committee will determine the timing and pace of policy normalization, to reduce it's securities holdings in a gradual manner primarily by ceasing to reinvest repayments of principal on securities held in the SOMA, in the longer run, hold no more securities than necessary to implement monetary policy efficiently, and that it will hold primarily Treasury securities, thereby minimizing the effect of Federal Reserve holdings on the allocation of credit across sectors of the economy, and to adjust the details of its approach to policy normalization in light of economic and financial developments. They are most likely independent so they do not worry about the politics of government to do their job. An FOMC statement was released recently and it suggested that economic growth has moderated somewhat. 

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

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6.6) I chose Lyndon B Johnson. People thought he was great when it came to relations with Congress and his pursuance for equal justice for all. However, people thought he was a meh crisis leader and a crappy moral authority (he showed his wang to a reporter one time). I think the best president is James K. Polk because he made promises during the election process, kept and carried them out, then decided eff this and left after his first term. That's my kind of leader. 

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

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Lyndon Johnson got things done. Yes, he was a visionary—the architect of sweeping social and economic programs that transformed life in the United States and that still shape our nation today. But in the many hours I spent working for LBJ, I saw that he had much more than big ideas: He knew how to make them happen. How to trade, to cajole, to...
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6.4) Presidents have the power to persuade and enact much more through the informal powers. Presidents can choose to take the middle ground and try to compromise, but not much gets done. Others, such as LBJ, use full use of their executive powers to get more done.

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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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6.1) The president is at the top of the executive branch, but there is the white house office, executive office, cabinet, executive departments, and independent agencies all within that. The executive office oversees policy and political agenda. The executive department's loyalty is divided. The constitution grants the president commander in chief, convene special sessions of congress, commission officers, receive ambassadors, appoint judges, and execute the laws. His informal powers include the power to bargain with congress, and mobilize public opinion. He can make executive orders, agreements, and privilege. He can send troops, but congress declares war, controls budget, and limit war time. He may propose budgets, veto, and signing statements. He has the power to negotiate treaties. He has a permanent campaign, and access to media. 

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House Committee on Rules

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The Rules Committee is a committee of the United States House of Representatives responsible for determining under what rule other Committee’s bills will come to the floor. The Committee decides for how long and under what rules the full body will debate Bills.
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5.2) This is a House committee. The Rules Committee has two broad categories of jurisdiction: special orders for the consideration of legislation and original jurisdiction matters. The chairman is Hon. Pete Sessions. The Republican party has a majority in the House committee on 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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5.8) A filibuster is a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in the Senate while not technically contravening the required procedures. A cloture is a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote, the Senate needs 60 votes to end the filibuster. 

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