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

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The 1950s was considered one of the most important periods of American social history because this is the period when the television was invented and the civil rights movement began. Some of the heroic figures are Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks,however thousands fought to make American more inclusive.

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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 include foundation, public protection, and supreme court. The 14th amendment has helped us realize promise made in the declaration that we will be self evident and are all created equal. Brown v. board of education was the most famous case.

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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. It's either be by law, constitution, or judicial procedure. Civil liberties include the right to a private life and the right to speak up when confused.

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

The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup | 6 Michelle Le | 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 United States Supreme Court is protected from the public's opinion. With lifetime tenure, justices have a lifetime tenure so are suppose to be immune from the vagaries of public opinion. They are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Since they know their job is secure until retirement which is suppose to keep them from being affected by public opinion. Two factors that keep the supreme court from going too far away from public opinion includes that they can not enforce their rulings. When they make a ruling that is unreasonable or does not agree with the public's opinion, then it will most likely not be enforced at all. If their is a popular case and the majority of the public leans one way the justices will probably lean the same way. 

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3. Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court

3. Supreme Court: Photos, Videos & Latest News about Supreme Court | 6 Michelle Le | Scoop.it
Latest news on Supreme Court. Includes blogs, videos, and pictures about Supreme Court.
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1. 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 architect of the supreme court building is suppose to look and feel huge and important. A camera was smuggled into a session during the 1930s and those are the only two photos of the supreme court during session. It is only 75 years old and they made sure it fit in with the capitol and the library. In 1929 president Taft convinced Congress to make a permanent home for the Supreme Court. The courtroom where cases take place has gone mostly unchanged since the first case. 

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

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6. I think James Buchanan is the best president because he was the president who was serving prior to the civil war. Jk I didn't even remember this president until I saw him on the list. I feel like Theodore Roosevelt would be considered one of the top president because he had a somewhat decent relation with Congress and he had good leadership skills.

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Executive Command | iCivics

Executive Command | iCivics | 6 Michelle Le | Scoop.it
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9. This little activity demonstrates how the president has a lot of responsibilities and roles. The Congress does not make it easy with getting laws passed because it is so difficult to get them to agree with the president. This game proves that being president has many stressful components and it is not an easy job to take on.

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U.S. Department of State

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7. The person in charge of this US department is John Kerry. This department tries to keep peace between the US and other countries and mainly dealing with military affairs with other countries. This Department however is mainly concerned about terrorism and how it will affect the US as well as maintaining peace between countries.

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Limits on Presidents Acting Alone

Limits on Presidents Acting Alone | 6 Michelle Le | Scoop.it
How a handful of presidential actions have been challenged in court, by Congress and by later presidents.
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4. During President Obama's term, the Republicans controlled the Congress, this makes challenging since they are of opposing parties. Even though the president has executive power and power to be commander in chief, his powers have been challenged in court by the Republican. For example, Obama wanted to issue employees a new treasury department rule, however the republicans filed a lawsuit that claims this was violating the constitution.

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POTUS Roles -- Part 2 - YouTube

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AP GOPO Students -- Use this playlist to complete your notes on the roles of the president. If I included a video you already viewed in class, just skip it. ...
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2. On March 19, 2003, President Bush started the of military action in Iraq, the operation of Iraqi freedom. In the address of the oval office, President Bush addresses how the US American are in an operation that is to disarm Iraq, to free it's people, and defend the world from danger. He ordered forces to strike selected targets of military importance.

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9. CNN: 'Gerrymandering' the movie - YouTube

A new documentary looks at the firestorm issue of redistricting as midterm elections near.
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90% of congress get reelected year after year. Gerrymandering lets elected politicians redraw district maps on who votes for them and in some way determines the outcome of the elections. In other words, gerrymandering manipulates the boundaries of districts so it favors a certain party making that candidate winning reelection much easier.

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8. 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 comes from the word meaning pirate or robber and it is used to delay laws being passed by taking along time talking. For example, Rand Paul filibustered the senate. Cloture motion is when the senate may limit the consideration of a law being passed for 30 hours, but only by 3/5 vote of the whole senate.

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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 and law. Selective incorporation the courts start to selectively incorporate some of the bill or rights to the states. The first amendment includes freedom of religion, speech, press, assemble, 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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Due process is a person's right to fair government procedure. A person cannot be sent to prison just because he is suspected of a crime. Before being sent to prison, he defendant has the right to a fair trial in front of the jury. 5th amendment states the the federal government cannot take away a person's life, liberty, or property without due process of law.

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GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com

GOP homes in on controversial Sotomayor speeches - CNN.com | 6 Michelle Le | Scoop.it
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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Three characteristics of Supreme Court nominees are their political ideology, race/sex, and age/experience. President's have the tendency to nominate a judge that shares the same political view as them. This increases the President's ability to get his decisions passed. Having different race and/or sex is a positive thing to make sure they are diverse. The older the judge is the better the record and with a long history you can look at their different rulings on cases and determine what kind of judge they will most likely be. Interest groups only have influence over Supreme Court nominations. One way interest groups influence this is by donating lots of money to a nominee who shares the goal of the interest group and when that nominee is elected, then the interest group is happy because they have someone on the board that votes in their favor. Another way is through dragging a nominee's name through the mud, they could bring up things against the nominee that will make them have second guess an appointment. 

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It has info of how to take a tour/visit the court. It also shows biographies of the current justices. The website also includes information on cases the court is considering at the moment. One of them is the Harris vs. Viegelahn party which involves Bankruptcy and they are argueing that Bankruptcy cases can proceed under one chapter of Bankruptcy Code at a time. 

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5. How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

5. How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion | 6 Michelle Le | 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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Politics, Political News

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POLITICO covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, lobbying, advocacy, and more. POLITICO's in-depth coverage includes video features, regular blogs, photo galleries, cartoons, and political forums.
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10. President Obama announced the Iran deal which was getting a deal on Iran's nuclear program. This was considered a legacy achievement in his fourth quarter of his presidency. On Thursday, he was already contacting Saudi King Salman and the Israeli Prime Minister. He also made three options: get a good deal, go o war, or pull out the negotiations.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 6 Michelle Le | Scoop.it
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8. The director of the central intelligence agency serves as the head of the CIA. The CIA deals with providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. They research and develop high level technology for intelligence purposes. They worked on a case dealing with Congresswoman Gabby when she was shot in the head during her congress gathering of the year.

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The White House

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5. The President acts as a master of ceremony by starting his day off by receiving the presidential daily briefing and he later leaving the white house to go to Kentucky and Utah. The president is so swag for having a photo of the day section on the white house website.

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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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3. In this article, the approval rate of President Barack Obama which is 47%, 5 percent more than his previous rating in December. The opposing party has become progressively more negative toward the President. For example, President Barack Obama had an approval rate of 81% from the Democratic party, while 14% from the Republican party. His approval rate is between Bush and Clinton's approval rate.

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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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Unit 6:

1. The president is made up of the executive branch (administration). Over 4 million Americans work for the president and the president's cabinet is made up of the executive department which is lead by the secretary. As commander in chief, the president can send troops, but Congress declares war and controls the budget and how long the president can send troops.

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10. LawCraft | iCivics

10. LawCraft | iCivics | 6 Michelle Le | Scoop.it
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This game is about making law and the process. It demonstrates how difficult it is to get a bill passed and how even if the bill does get passed, it will not be exactly how it was originally. The amendments also had to be passed by not one, but both the house and senate. This game proved that lawmaking isn't as easy as it seems.

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