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

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The civil rights movement took place in the late 1950s and early to mid 60s. this movement established the definition of the term "civil rights". because of this movement, the court established that, under the equal protection clause, people are not to be discriminated against because of factors they can  not help, such as: race, ethnicity, gender, age, disabilities, religion, etc. one of the main court cases that helped to establish civil rights was the brown v. board of education, in which the supreme court took their rulings and applied it to states due to selective incorporation.

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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 of the US protects the rights and liberties of all US citizens equally. one of the main court cases that represented the equal protection clause was the brown v. board of education case. in this case, the court decided in favor of brown and desegregated the schools. they also used selective incoperation to apply this to any future cases the courts face.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are the liberties that the framers believe that every person should have. The government can not take away the civil liberties of a person, even if they are are not citizens of the united states. other countries may not recognize these liberties. The US, however, states these liberties in the bill of rights and they are protected from the government by the constitution.

 

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Supreme Court lightens load for pregnant employees

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The Supreme Court made it easier Wednesday for women to sue their employers for failing to accommodate a pregnancy. In a 6-3 decision the court revived a lawsuit brought by a former United Parcel Service driver named Peggy Young who sued the company —- under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 —- after it denied her “light duty”...
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The Supreme court recently handled the case of Young vs UPS. in this case, Young took a few weeks paid leave due to her pregnancy but later needed to go back to work since her paid leave ran out. She was old, at the time that she was not allowed to lift more than 20 pounds, so UPS put her on unpaid leave. Young sued the company under the pregnancy discrimination act of 1978 and got all the way to the supreme court. This case represents how the court can pick and choose cases and also how cases travel up the system and make it to the supreme court for a ruling.

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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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This scoop is an inside look into the Supreme Court and the appearance of the building from the inside. One thing about the building is that it is only about 75 years old, making it young, in comparison to the other buildings in Washington D.C. Because of this, the architects were challenged with making it "blend in" with the looks of the rest of Washington. This Building is made mostly of  marble to give it a traditional and empowering/important look. Some of the aspects of the supreme court such as the quills and the red curtains are traditions that have been carried out. Although this video gives insight into the supreme court, it is still mostly closed off and private to public viewing.

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The Supreme court is part of the Judicial branch, having jurisdiction over reviewing, revising, and the overturning of cases. This is also known as appellate jurisdiction. The supreme court has the power to pick and choose which cases they are willing to take. In order foe the supreme court to even consider a case, they must obtain a "writ of certiorari" which is a request for information about a case from the lower courts. They also ask for an amicus brief, which is a summary from each side. Once a case is decided, the information released to the press is the majority and the minority opinions along with explanations of the judges opinions. 

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Executive Command | iCivics

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This scoop is a game that shows players what beig the president is like on a daily basis. Its has the person get elected, and be able to deal with the negative news from the opposing party. it aslo has the player give a state of the union address, specifying topis of interest. then the player has to sign and veto bills, which can be hard when some policies are good and some are bad, and the player has to decide which bills are good. As the president, the player also has to deal with situations such as war, and making allies. this game gives a good representation of the powers and responsibilities of the President.

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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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This scoop is a video depicting the president and his powers, cabinet, etc. It describes the cabinet secretaries as people that he has for reasons beyond trust, but the people in his office are people that have been with him through campaigns and that he does trust. The video also depicts the power given to the president. some are formal, and others are informal. formal powers are in the Constitution (Commander in Chief of the military) and informal powers are ones that he has such as presidential agreements.

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U.S. Department of Justice

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This scoop is a direct link to the Justice Department. The head of this department is the Attorney General: Eric Holder.  The department focuses on issues that are related to crime. It implements policies for people that are convicted felons. One event that is current to the Department id the Ferguson trial, and they are still delivering updates on the investigation in Missouri. 

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White House Schedule - April 2, 2015

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This scoop demonstrates the president's schedule for today, April 2, 2015. it describes specific times of when he departs the white house , leaves the airport, arrives in louisville, etc. Today, the president is visiting a local technology company called Indatus locates in Lousiville KY. His going out to visit smaller areas of the country represents his role as the ceremonial head of the United States. later today, he is going to leave from Louisville and go straight to Utah. 

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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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This scoop is an article about President Lyndon B. Johnson, written by his chief assistant for domestic affairs. The author discussed Johnson's ambitions and  how he was so successful. he stated that his success is due to his ability to persuade people using flattery, inspiration, and, when necessary, intimidation. he described the presidents that got most done as those that knew, not how to meet in the middle, but how to make the middle come to them. The presidents that tried to please both parties ended up leaving office with only a few major accomplishments, but those that could use the power of persuasion, such as Johnson, were able to accomplish all they set out to do. 

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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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this video discusses the role of women in congress. it states clear and true facts about wonem. one of these was that womes were not given the right to vote until 1920, but the first woman to enter congress entered in 1916. it also discusses the irony of the proportions of women to men in america, compared to the proportions of women to men in congress and how less than 15 percent of congress is women.

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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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the filibuster is a political maneuver used in the senate when the majority does not have 60 percent of the vote. this is where the minority party decided to keep from voting so they can negotiate what they want. it is a way the framers created the senate to be slow and deliberate to keep from making hasty decisions. a cloture can put a time limit on a filibuster, therefore making it practically impossible to get laws passed.

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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 protects the citizens of the United States' right to freedom of speech, religion, petition, press, and peacefully assemble. because of this amendment, the people of the US are allowed the freedom to express their opinions. In doing this, the US government is held accountable by the people, because the people can freely express how they feel towards certain topics which, in turn, should help guide the government to make decisions based on the best interest of the people.

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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 the right to fair procedures. an example of this is the right to trial by jury. if a person is accused of committing a crime, the government cannot place them in prison without a proper trial. The due process clause states that the federal government  can not take away a persons rights of life, liberty, or happiness without due process of law. the 14th amendment stretches this to the state governments as well.

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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 supreme court is thought to be the least politically influenced out of the entirety of the three branches of the government. Two reasons for this were crafted in by the framers of the constitution. the first, being that justices serve life terms, so they don't have to worry about reelections. The second, being that they can not be fired by anyone, unless given a necessary reason to be impeached. the public does however influence the justices in some way, though. interest groups can lobby to get what they want, and the media can shed certain light on subjects to see what they want them to see. 

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The Supreme Court

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this scoop contains the website for the supreme. On it can be found cases the supreme court is dealing with and amicus briefs to go along with them. also is a calendar showing the dates the court is in secession. one of the cases the court is dealing with, or just closed, is the young vs ups case. it is concerning the workload of peggy young concerning her pregnancy and her being forced to take an unpaid leave. this case is significant due to the "discrimination" factor of young being pregnant.

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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 Coggin Kayla | 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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Supreme Court Justices are thought to be the least politics in the entire government but he appointing of these justices is still affected by public opinion before they take the stand. some things that have affected the appointing of Elena Kagan include her lack of experience, her theories from essays about how the constitution should be used in the decision making process, and her views on social topics such as abortion and gay rights.Because Kagan has not been on the bench before, little is known about her qualifications. Conservatives argue that she is not qualified because of her lack of experience. Also, her thesis that the constitution should be manipulated to fit todays needs concerns conservatives as well. Her values on gay marriage concern liberals because they tend to lean to the conservative side. Interest groups were able to try and sway the confirmation of Kagan. The National right to life interest group wrote a letter to the senate trying to convince them to not confirm Kagan. Interest groups could have also used grass roots lobying and gathered a lot of people together to make a point and have a protest to influence the decision the the senate. 

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President Obama’s told-you-so moment

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President Barack Obama didn’t leave much wiggle room — not for himself, and not for his critics. Getting a deal on Iran’s nuclear program is more than a win for 2015, or a legacy achievement for the fourth quarter of his presidency. It’s a validation of Obama’s whole foreign policy philosophy — a theory of the world...
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This scoop is an article about President Obama's deal with Iran. Because he did not take military action against Iran, critics say he is minimizing the power of the US. but not, the president is making a deal with Iran, and resolving the conflict. the issue of the matter is making it concrete before June 30, the cutoff for any technical agreements. The president also has a shorter time before he becomes a lame duck and is unable to truly get anything done, that will actually last for the next president.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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This scoop is the announcement of the beginning of the Iraq war. The speech is a depiction of the presidents role as Commander in Chief of the US military. He emphasizes this when he speaks directly to the men and women in the armed forces and notes how honorable they are and gives them encouragement, knowing the times to come will be hard on them and the American people. This scoop also shows the separation of powers, because, a this point, congress has not officially declared war on Iraq, but he has commanded that the troops move into a war zone.

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FRB: News & Events

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The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.
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This scoop is the home page of the federal reserve. the fed  controls the money supply of the united states and also controls monetary policy. this can be used to shift the supply and demand curve. The head of this group is Jannet Yellen. this group is independent from congress and the President so that neither of the two have total control over the money supply and makes decision that might cause harm to the economy of the US. On March 31, the fed  made a report to Congress about minority and women inclusions considering taxes and monetary policy.

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

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This scoop is a ranking of all of the presidents. Abraham Lincon's ranking is first, right before George washington. This is peculiar due to the fact that most americans would say that since Washington paved the way and set traditions for the following presidents, he would be ranked as first. After observing the charts, however, most could agree with Lincon as being fair, and sticking to his moral values. In my personal opinion, George washington is the best, or should be ranked as number 1 due to the reasons listed previously. 

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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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This scoop is an article describing the roles of the president and why Americans see them as celebrities. the reason for this being, their roll as the celebratory head of the government as well as the political head. The author describes the presidents as having many tasks placed on them by the Americans. These rolls include all of the law-making, troop controlling, political roles they are given, but also the "pancake breakfasts" they have to attend to stay "like-able". Because all of these roles are placed into one position, Americans have no option but to look at the president and view him as a celebrity. 

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LawCraft | iCivics

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i learned that the law making process is a difficult and slow process. one of the hardest decisions to make is deciding what to make a bill on. if you are a member of a idealistic group that is a minority in your party and a majority in the other party, it is difficult to get your own party to support your bill without negating your beliefs. then it is also difficult to craft the bill in a manner in which the president vetoes it, especially if you are in the opposing party.

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Congressional District Lines - Who Draws Them? ⎢Civics in a Minute⎢TakePart TV - YouTube

Subscribe for more TakePart TV now!: http://full.sc/SwIjS1 Ever look at a map of congressional districts and wondered why it looks like someone spilled color...
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this video argues that congressional lines are not made in the best interest of the states or districts. this is because every 10 years, new lines are drawn for the disticts. the people that draw these lines use tactics such as packing and cracking to keep minority groups from electing third party members. this affects who gets elected and is arguably a way around gerrymandering.

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