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

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Civil rights are what protect us from being discriminated against based on our race, gender, age, religion, and origin. The Brown v. Board of Education was the ignition to a 1950s that would change everything in the US. Rosa Parks was a political activist and Martin Luther King Jr helped to spread activism through the south peacefully.

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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 which is found in the fourteenth amendment states that men in the US are equal. Which means everyone in America all deserve equal protection. The most famous equal protection cases was Brown vs Board of Education.The clause has empowered the national government but has also weakened federalism to an extent. 

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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 any law.  Or even judicial review. The bill of rights is the document which states all off our civil liberties.

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The League of Dangerous Mapmakers

The League of Dangerous Mapmakers | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
Who’s most to blame for our divisive politics? How about the gerrymanderers quietly deciding where your vote goes. Inside the dark art and modern science of making democracy a lot less democratic.
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When a state increases in population, the legislation has to redo districts. States with lost populations are sometimes taken away from for the gaining ones. Gerrymandering was used by Patrick Henry in Virginia before Congress was made. Some states do not redistrict which could violate the 14th amendment. There are many people who do not like gerrymandering. 

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are used by congressmen to give funding to organizations and groups. Jack Kingston of Georgia sponsored more than 40 earmarks in 2010. Most of the support went to defense bills and totaled at more than 66 million dollars. Most of the time, the more earmarks one supports the more campaign cotributions they recieve.

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Senate Session

Senate Session | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
The Senate met to consider articles of impeachment passed by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998. Chief Justice Rehnquist was sworn in as presiding officer by President Pro-tempore…
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The impeachment process starts in the House. They have the power to accuse the President of a crime and impeach him. After it is agreed in the House, it is sent to the Senate to hold the trial. The Senate then has the final decision. The Senate is the only one who has the power to remove a standing President. 

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Congressman Jody Hice

Congressman Jody Hice | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
Representing the 10th District of Georgia
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 Congressman Jody Hice has voted on two bills so far. His website is still being developed so some things were missing. But he can have internships, and help with special interest groups from our district. From his visit, I could see that he has had a lot of practice in answering questions. I didn't realize how defined of a line there was between him being a congressman and him campaigning. Overall I felt that some questions he avoided but overall he presented himself as a very likable man.

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U.S. Senate

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The President Pro Tempore position is held by Hatch. From the majority Party in the Senate, Mitch McConnell is the party leader; under him is Cornyn as the majority party whip and  a few other people. The minority party leader is Harry Reid. His party whip is Richard Durbin. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue represent Georgia. Going through the website, I can search for committees and see what is happening with them. I can also look at recent legislation and records of things that have happened before.

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Libertarian Party

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This website is for libertarians. It has many useful tabs that would be helpful if you had any questions about this party. It has a headlines tab their blog and how the parties differ. While it is an informative website the layout and graphics are less advanced than those of the two major parties. Overall it is a great place to get the message out to the people. 

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I got Republicans. Which political party do you really side with?

I got Republicans. Which political party do you really side with? | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
Your beliefs on Immigration, Domestic Policy, Healthcare, the Economy, and Social side you mostly with Republicans. You are most concerned about Mandatory Vaccinations, Government Spending, Border Security, Drones, and Military Spending.
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I side with the Republican party. I sided with the Republican party in 99% of political issues. I sided with the Conservative party on  97% of political issues. The worst percentage was the Democratic party which was 15%. The only policy i agreed on was environmental issues. 

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Where Was Obama When the Middle Class Needed Him?

Where Was Obama When the Middle Class Needed Him? | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
Six long years into presidency, Barack Obama has finally made the middle-class an explicit priority— placing “middle-class economics,” as he called it repeatedly in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, front and center on his agenda. But what the president is asking for may be too little and it’s arriving far too late....
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Obama states in the state of the union address that his goal is to make middle class a priority. He had good ideas, like lowering the tax burden, expanding access to education and offering better job training and retirement opportunities, but he just waited to long to make them a priority. One of the biggest issues that has been a problem is the wage problem, and the instability in them. He also notes the problems of the healthcare changes, pensions that are decreasing and the decrease in job security. Obama has had an impact in other factors dealing with the economy such as unemployment rates going down and GDP going up, but noted that he did make a mistake in postponing the importance of the middle class, and he makes a good point because the middle class makes up most of America. 

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First Results From the 2010 U.S. Census: Four Key Findings - YouTube

Find out more about PRB at our website, www.prb.org. PRB's Reports on America: First Results From the 2010 Census summarizes key findings from the first wave...
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In the 2010 Census it shows that the US is growing more rapidly than any other developed country. Europe's population growth was that of one sixth that of the US. Russia and Germany's population has actually decreased. The US has a relatively high fertility rate that has caused the rapid increase in population. Immigration is also a major factor in the US  as it adds a large number of young people and then they start there own families. 

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How Your Views Compare With the Court - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

How Your Views Compare With the Court - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
Answer six questions to see how your views align with those of the Roberts court.
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In the study my views compared to the court in a way that my views were labeled as a conservative type. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was the Supreme Court Justice that i agreed with the most. We agreed on five out of six polices. He is labeled  as a swing voter as he is in the middle of most polices. He is not very strong for any party. 

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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 our rights to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of petition. All of these freedoms allow us to express ourselves. The Establishment Clause has been used by the Supreme Court in cases to apply the first amendment to the states.

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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 right to fair government procedures is the Due process clause. Federal gov cannot take away a persons life, liberty, or property with out due process of law. That is included in the 5th amendment. It is covered at the state level in the 14th amendment. 

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LawCraft | iCivics

LawCraft | iCivics | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
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This game pretty much took me through the process of how a bill becomes a law. i had to first choose if I was democratic or republican. Then I had to choose an issue to create a bill on. I had to make amendments to the bill in order to get it passed in both the house and the Senate. The president did sign my bill. But then Congress overruled the president and my bill was passed. I learned that in order to get a bill passed you have to take very cautious steps. 

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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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 Rand Paul used a filibuster for 12 hours in the Senate, debating on the topic of drones. Filibuster comes from a word which means pirate; it was first used by Albert Brown. Filibusters are used to keep a bill from getting passed by talking forever.

 
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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

Election Other - Congressional Job Approval | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
RealClearPolitics Polls
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The overall disapproval rating of Congress is about 72%. The reason incumbents usually get reelected is because of the name recognition. The voters are not always upset or disapproving of their congressmen, just Congress in general as a whole. The lawmaking process is a slow process made by the framers. That is why people tend to get frustrated with Congress.

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How A Bill Becomes Law (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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 A bill starts off as a proposal from a member of Congress. It then is sent to a committee which deals with the type of bill it is. Representatives go through the pros and cons of the bill and bring in people to hear their opinions on the proposal. If it makes it through committee, it is then voted on in the House and the Senate. If it passes both it is sent to the President and can be signed into law. Sometimes changes are made along the way while the bill is being processed. The bill is usually very beat up by the time it gets put into law. 

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H.R. 1030—Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 | House Committee on Rules

H.R. 1030—Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 | House Committee on Rules | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
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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The House Rules Committee is made up of 11 Congressmen. This committee deals with issues related to making rules for the House. They focus mainly on special orders on legislation and original jurisdiction matters. The majority of Congressmen are Republican. Pete Sessions is the Chairman of the committee.

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The Voter's Self Defense System

The Voter's Self Defense System | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit since 1988.
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The group i chose was the Georgia Association of Educators. They are a pre-eminent professional organization  for teachers, administrators, college education majors and educational support personnel in the state of Georgia. They view Democrat Ed Harbison very poorly with a rating of 17%. He is on the State Senate for the 15 district. They endorse Roberta Abdul-Salaam. She is also endorsed by the Sierra Club. I picked her because her name sounds cool. 

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Republican National Committee | GOP

Republican National Committee | GOP | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
The Republican Party is fighting for a freer and stronger America where everyone has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
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This website shows the Republican party as a whole. It shows the different programs that the Republican party is working on.  It has advertisements for different campaigns. It also has advertisements for a negative campaign against Hillary Clinton. It shows everything that the Republican party votes for.  

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State Voting Guide | Vote411.org

State Voting Guide | Vote411.org | 2 Alex Miller | Scoop.it
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I am not able to register at the moment but i will be able to in about a month. The first step of the process is the minimum requirements such as being a citizen, being of age, not a convicted felon and so forth. The second step asks your personal information such as birthday, name, and your location. That is how far i got because it wont let me because i am not of legal age. 

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The US Census puts every American on the map - YouTube

The U.S. Census Bureau put the data from the 2010 Census on an interactive map to make it easy to use for everyone from a fourth grader working on a research...
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The Census is embedded in the constitution as a tool of people. The US Census puts every American on the map. They can collect so much from each household with just ten simple questions. They had to reach three-million plus in the country. The information they get it is so many terabytes of data. 

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USATODAY: Candidate Match Game

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In the Candidate match game II it was a basis of 14 questions. After you answered each question it displayed how you favored against the most recent Presidential election candidates. In the 14 questions i agreed with Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 13 polices. I agreed on every policy except the policy that Romney said that we should not have a time table to get US troops out of Afghanistan.

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