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

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The American society was all about equality.. but never offered it to blacks. The civil rights movement started during WWII. The Brown decision created massive resistance, started private academies. Martin Luther king was the face of the civil rights movement. By the end of the 1950s, most black students did not attend integrated schools. also 60% of American were middle class. (suburbanization) and mostly all whites.

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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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equal protection clause is part of the 14th amendment. the supreme court states that ALL persons are equal under this clause. It has empowered federal government but decreased power of federalism. This allows supreme court to make policy to protect someones rights of equality.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are the personal rights and freedoms government cannot interfere with by law, or judicial review.  The bill of rights is the document which states all off our rights such as freedom of speech and other civil liberties.

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion | 5 Schutz Collin | Scoop.it
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 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. They 9 justices on the supreme court also care a lot about trust. unlike our congress, most of the time they can be trusted. This makes them not do many bad things. Also there is only one majority opinion given, so The opinion wont be too radical because at least 5 people will  be compromising on it.

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Supreme Court Website

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ON the website it shows you all the previous and ongoing cases in supreme court. it shows opinions and decisions made. It gives information for amicus briefs and how to contact. I looked up a case that is going through court now. It is woods vs. Donald. Donald was sentenced life in prison but while in court his lawyer was away for 10 minutes, this caused him to be sentenced. he appealed and said he was denied his 6th amendment right to effective assistance of counsel.

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the jurisdiction of the supreme court is any controversies, agreement, treaties, ambassadors, etc. they revise, or overturn these controversies. the judges get cases by picking them. They ask for writ of certiorari. Amicus briefs are given to court to inform and give facts. At the end of the case, the majority and minority of the court release opinions to the press. The cases are talking over in court then talked in private between all 9 justices. This is how they compromise and come with an agreement.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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The president has foreign and domestic responsibilities. He must do what he thinks is right as well as do what the people want. This can make it difficult to please everyone as a whole.

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Homeland Security

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The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear: keeping America safe.
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Jeh C. Johnson is the secretary of the Department of homeland security. Their mission is to secure the nation from the many threats we face.  The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. They are apart from president and congress because they need no orders to help in a disaster. One current event mentioned was that they got 1.6 billion dollars of grant money

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The White House

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today April 2, 2015 the president will be travelling to a joint base in louisville. after he has made his remark speech there he will travel to utah, by plane. In utah the president will travel to hill airforce base. Then he will rest that night i suppose, cuz the schedule didnt go any farther. These show the power of the president as Commander-in-chief, because he is visiting the military bases to have speeches.

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Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

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Perhaps no measure better captures the public’s sentiment toward the president than job approval. It dates back to the earliest days of public opinion polling, when George Gallup asked about Franklin D. Roosevelt starting in the 1930s.
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This article talks about how approval ratings of presidents over the years have dropped dramatically. In past, Approval ratings for the president from the opposing party have not been so bad. 30-50% from the opposing party. now in recent years the opposing parties approval ratings have went down a lot. some around 14%. That is a dramatic drop in approval. which can really make the governmental system divide, creating a more divided government then we already have. make it so that we have a tight gridlock.

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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 head of the executive branch, but there are many other parts of the branch such as the white house office, executive office, cabinet, executive departments, and independent agencies all within that. The executive office oversees policy and political agenda.  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 a permanent campaign, and access to media. Soooo pretty much he is an Very powerful person.

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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 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 experts 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. There is a lot of debate on the subject , it is similar to the debate on campaign contributions.

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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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An earmark is a congressional directive that funds should be spent on a specific project. Earmarks are much like a livestock farmer marking all of his cows to show his ownership of them. The politician, earmarks funds so it will be sent and spent in his/'her home state.

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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 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 Lemon test was invented to judge if a law entangled government with religion in any way. The freedom of exercise clause is the right for any religion to be exercised unless it went against a law( such as human sacrifice). 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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The government cannot take a way a persons life, liberty, or property with due process. due process is the means by which the government could give you a trial before you are sentenced to prison. they cannot just suspect you of a crime and put you in prison. A fair trial by jury is an example of due process of law.

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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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In this article Peggy young sued her employer for denying her Light Duty after becoming pregnant. They expected her to work without pay. Having a 6 - 3 vote in the supreme court. It is said that women can now sue employers more easily for not accommodating for there pregnancies. This will help to make employers more ready to help out its workers who are pregnant.

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

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Questions surrounding Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past speeches generated more controversy in the final day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Thursday, as Democrats again called her a mainstream jurist and Republicans portrayed her as a liberal activist likely to legislate from the bench.
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she is Hispanic,she can empathize towards women as well as Hispanics , and other people might not. She is diverse from the court and having a diverse court can be relevant politically. It gives a different approach to some cases involving Hispanics/women. Her democratic approach also in politcally relevant. Interest Groups can lobby or use their grass roots to send email, or contact politcal leaders. They can also donate money ads, and media campaigning.

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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 video will not work for some reason. i tried going to the actual YouTube page to watch it but it still didn't work. so just being honest, don't fail me please  :)

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John Boehner slams Barack Obama’s leadership on terrorism

John Boehner slams Barack Obama’s leadership on terrorism | 5 Schutz Collin | Scoop.it
Speaker John Boehner called President Barack Obama an “anti-war president,” and said the world is “starving for American leadership.” “We have no strategy — overarching strategy — to deal with the growing terrorist threat,” Boehner told reporters Thursday in the Capitol. “And it’s not just...
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in this video boehner is telling the public that Obama is anti-war. He thinks he is not doing enough to help the public from terrorism. He also thinks that there should be a coalition launched and believes other allies will join happily. He makes Obama look weak and not helpful in the effort against terrorism. Although Boehner talking about war also makes me think he is a little crazy.

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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 goal is to prevent 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. 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 analyze 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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I chose Theodore roosevelt to analyze. I think he is the best president, mainly because he is a complete Bad A. He got shot in the chest during a speech and still finished the speech which ended up being almost 1.5 hours. I want MY president to be a real "man" to know that i can count on him to do the right thing. Taking a bullet to the chest made him a real man i believe.

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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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I learned that the presidents back in the day were not treated as celebrities. for example Roosevelt was shot in the middle of a speech and they allowed him to continue, this ultimately made the people believe he was a "man". The roosevelts transformed the presidency into a form of media spotlight. It allowed for ideas and policies to be heard by the people, with little trouble transferring the message. Theyre presidency shaped our presidents role today. Very protected, strong opinions, and everything he does is heard about.

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President Bush Announces Start of Iraq War - YouTube

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In this video the role of the president as Commander-in-chief is displayed. He announces start of Iraq war, and also tell how it will be done. He says they will be home shortly, to ease the minds of the citizens. He is very ambitious on getting a victory on the war on terrorism.

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LawCraft | iCivics

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This game shows the process which goes into getting a bill passed in government. First i had to amend the bill to make the majority of my party get on board with it. and i had to make my bill agree with senates by adding more amendments. and 3rd the president vetoed my bill and we overrided the veto with a 2/3 majority vote in senate. It takes a lot for a bill to be passed in all levels of government.

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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 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, or 2/3vote. filibuster are often used to keep the opposite party from being able to pass a bill.

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