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

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The 1950s was one of the most important decades because of the civil rights movement. It was called a period of consensus by happy white men since there was an economic expansion and there wasn't much debate on what was american.  Rigid segregation was enforced causing blacks and whites to stay separated in every way. Black peoples jobs were less stable, received lower wages and treated unfairly. Desegregating schools was the main goal of the civil rights movement.  Justices started to go against Plessy vs. Ferguson which decided that schools should be separate but equal. Brown vs. Board of education overturned plessy and decided that is was psychologically damaging to black children to be separated, so they integrated schools. Black churches also played a key role in the movement. 

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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 most important equal protection case was Brown vs. the board of education in which the supreme court decided that schools should be desegregated. It has empowered the national government but weakened federalism.  There have been equal protection cases with affirmative action cases involving university and school acceptances,.  The equal protection clause is found in the 14th amendment. It has made us realize that all are created equal and no one should be treated worse than any other. 

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are all the things people like to do and think they have a right to do.  They are the personal freedoms that government is not allowed to interfere with either by law, the constitution, or judicial procedure.  This includes, to speak when happy, the right to have purple hair or make your own magazine. Civil liberties can be found in the bill of rights. Civil liberties were considered to be in state territory.So the states requested the federal government include freedoms such as speech , religion, etc. The Bill of rights was ratified in 1791. 

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AP US GO PO LINKS - olahighgardner

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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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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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The jurisdiction of the supreme court include controveries between states, citizens, federal government, and treaties. A case can be choosen two ways: appeal or appellate jurisdiction. A case must have merit, paperwork, writ of  certiori. The judges will votes on writs during conference calls. Cases can get there directly but this happens rarely. When a court decides to hear a case they get briefs from both sides. An amicus brief is a friend of the court. The justices hear both sides of the story and decide on who to side with. Their is a minority and majority opinion which is released to the press. The majority opinion is the side that has won. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

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The president has many tasks that he has to deal with at the same time. He has to either approve or veto bills passed in the congress. The president must also talk to congress on issues that he is trying to push. He lives a very hectic life that is always go go go.  If a war is going on he has yto make decisions on what branch of military should do what task and he has to travel the world to talk to other leaders of other countries. He does this as he is talking to congress and passing bills. 

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U.S. Department of Justice

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The attorney general is Eric Holder. A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has indicted four people in connection with an international counterfeit currency operation headquartered in the African nation of Uganda, announced U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  The depaprtment of justice deals with maintaining justice in America. They have divisions including antitrust division, defending childhood, and civil division. They implement policies that will protect the rights of americans and secure the safety of all while keeping justice its top priority. 

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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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Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

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The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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Presidents get so much press that they basically are celebrities. Almost every american knows who the president is and at least one thing about them. It is the advancements in media that has made his possible. From the telegraph to the t.v.. These advancemnets have made it more possible for americans to know what is happening in the world and what the president is doing. 

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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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This shows the president using his power to mobilize public opinion. Hes using his popularity to get gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall. and by successfully get the wall torn down he could help america by being able to trade with west and east germany. Hes also spreading his popularity around the world by helping other countries become liberated. If this issue gets enough attention then something will happen about it. so he uses his media powers to make this happen. 

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The crazy shape of politics: gerrymandered districts - YouTube

The GOP scored 33 more seats in the House this election even though Democrats earned a million more votes in House races. Professor Jeremy Mayer says gerryma...
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Gerrymandering is the redrawing of district lines. Parties try to do this to get more votes. Scorpion battles were when people belonging to different parties are put in the same district and causes tension. Iowa has districts that are non bipartisan. He also believes that gerrymandering is looked down upon. 

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 5 Dotterweich Sarah | 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. This database in large part seeks to detail how the recipients of federal earmarks interact with the federal government through lobbying efforts and campaign contributions.Jim Moran sponsored or co-sponsored 85 earmarks totalling $109,740,000 in fiscal year 2010 ranking 6th out of 435 representatives. jim Morgan  earmarked for bills involving dyslexia, the blind, and Chesapeake bay activities. Earmarking helps raise money for bills.

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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, so the states could have their own bill of rights. Selective incorporation happens when the federal courts start to selectively incorporate certain parts of the bill of rights to state laws. The   first amendment starts with the establishment clause expressing that  congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.  This and selective incorporation is apparent in the everson case in 1942. This clause builds a wall  between church and state. The free exercise clause is freedom of religion. 

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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 of law is basically a persons right to fair procedures. For example, a person can not be sent to prison because he is suspected of committing a crime. A person has a right to a fair trial by jury. The 5th amendment provides that the federal government cannot take away a persons life , liberty, property without due process. The 5th amendment only refers to the federal government; however, in the 14th amendment, it states that the states cannot take away a persons life, liberty, property without due process. 

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Supreme Court

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Woods vs. Donald is on petition for writ of Certiorari for the court of appeals in the 6th circuit. The State charged Donald with one count of first-degree felony murder and two counts of armed robbery. Liggins and Zaya pleaded guilty, and Donald was tried with Moore and Saine. His defense theory was that he was present at the scene of the crime but he did not participate.Donalds was stealing drugs. 

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board | 5 Dotterweich Sarah | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the latest lawsuit against Obamacare, this time a challenge to a board that critics label a “death panel.” The case, Coons v. Lew, contested the constitutionality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, among other complaints against Obamacare. The IPAB is designed to limit spending growth...
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The supreme court is refusing to take cases that challenge obamacare. They only want to get involve when spending for Oamacare has risen over the agreed limit. 

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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 | 5 Dotterweich Sarah | 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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nominees are litnus tested which basically means that they are interrogated on whether they are for or against major issues such as gun rights. There are also nomionated based on gender, ethnicity, race, political ideology, etc. One method that interest group partake in is lobbying. They try to convince senators or the president to nominate or confirm a nominee that would be for their cause. They also do grassroot movements. 

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POLITICO Search

Politico.com covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2008 presidential race, lobbying, advocacy, and more. Politico.com's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.
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Rand Paul has signed Tony Fabrizio, a veteran Republican pollster, to join his 2016 presidential campaign, according to a source familiar with the move. Paul, a first-term Republican, will be kicking off his presidential campaign next Tuesday during an appearance in Louisville, Ky., at the Galt House hotel. The senator will then be heading to New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Iowa for a tour of early primary states. That would make Paul the second announced presidential candidate of the 2016 campaign; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz launched his bid last week. Another Republican, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, is expected to begin his campaign on March 13 in Miami.

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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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Teddy Roosevelt was number 4 on the ranking. He is after Lincoln, Washington,and  F.D.R.  The best president was F.D.R. he was able to pull America out of the great depression during the 30's. However, he didnt just focus on economics. He was all about healthcare and supporting those in need. He also got America though WWI.

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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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Our president is the entire executive branch. There is also a cabinet, white house office, and independent agencies. The heads of these departments are called secretaries. The executive office is ruled by propinquity which means the closer you are to power the more you have. This is where the presidents most loyal workers are found unlike in the cabinet where theyre loyalty is divided. The presidents powers include: commander i ncheif, convene special sessions in congress, commission officers, recieve ambassadors, appoint judges, and execute the law. He is the most powerful hen he can mobilize public opinion and bargain with congress.

 

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Patton Oswalt's Star Wars Filibuster - Parks and Recreation - YouTube

Don't miss Patton Oswalt's guest appearance on Parks and Recreation! » Subscribe now for more Parks and Recreation: http://full.sc/T9zd3w » Watch Patton Oswa...
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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 is a way senators can use to stall bills being passed. A senator stands on the floor and has to continue to talk to stall.A cloture motion can get rid of a filibuser as long as you have 60 votes. Filibuster means pirate in dutch. Filibusting has happened for centuries in every country. 

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