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

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Civil rights are not civil liberties. Civil rights are the rights to not be discriminated because of race, gender, age and religion. Segregation in the south was by law but in the north it was defacto. Educational opportunities were very weak for African-Americans.

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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 says that no state can deny a person the equal protection of laws. The most famous Supreme Court case based off this clause is Brown v Board of Education Topeka, Kansas. The Supreme court ordered that it was unconstitutional to have segregation in public schools. The Equal Protection clause has weakened federalism a bit but has empowered the national government.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are a person's fundamental rights. The government cannot interfere with these rights such as life, property, and liberty. The civil liberties are found in the Bill of Rights which is in THE National Archives in Washington, DC. In the beginning, states had clauses for civil liberties.

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Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court website has information about the court itself, oral and case arguments and rules and guidance. The Supreme Court took on the case Alabama Legislative Black Caucus vs. Alabama. This case has been appealed three times. The plaintiff argues that the new district bound areas create "racial gerrymandering" and violates the 14th amendment. The Supreme Court disagreed with the decisions of the lower courts

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

The Supreme Court, public opinion and decision-making: Research roundup | 4 Jackson Karrie | 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 Supreme Court judges are not elected by the citizens of the U.S.A., they are appointed by the President. These judges are given life tenure. This is two ways the Supreme Court is insulated from public opinion. In order for the decision of the court to be effective,  the Supreme Court needs public support.

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The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is under the  appellate jurisdiction. This is the power to revise and overturn if needed. Cases can get to the Supreme Court by either appeals or appellate jurisdiction. Cases must have constitutional questions or  disagreements between other courts fort the justices to consider them. They almost must have a petition for  writ of certiorari which is a request for information from the lower courts.

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Executive Command | iCivics

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This game demonstrated the powers that the President has and the roles he has to play. It demonstrated that the President is a very busy person, with little downtime. While playing the game, if I wasn't vetoing bills or signing them into law, I was talking to Congress to persuade to make a bill that supported my beliefs and if I wasn't doing that, I was visiting foreign nations to meet and great and form or keep alliances.

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U.S. Department of State

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The head of the Department of State is Secretary of State John Kerry. This department focuses on foreign affairs and implements foreign policies. One current issue is Iran's nuclear program.

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The White House

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The President receives daily briefing with Vice President, meets Prime Minister of Sweden,signs a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, and meets with Secretary of Defense Carter. This schedule demonstrates the presidential roles as Chief Diplomat, Commander in Chief, Chief Legislator and Chief Executive.

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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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Theodore Roosevelt started the tradition of Presidents being seemed as stars in the citizens' eyes. Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest on his way to deliver a speech; he decided not to go to the hospital and instead he went on and gave a short speech. The Roosevelts used new things to voice their opinion and get what they need done.

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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 made up of the Executive Branch which is sometimes called "the Administration.  The Executive office oversees policy and political agendas. The President's cabinet and executive departments are less important to the President because the heads' loyalty are usually divided. Some argue the President's real powers are his informal powers.

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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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Gerrymandering is the weird shaping of congressional districts in order for one party to always win elections. There are two most basic way to game the system are called packing and cracking. Packing is the shoving of as many people in one voting group in order to reduce political voting power. Cracking is the division of minority groups into several districts so that they have a infinitesimal chance of influencing the election.

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House Session

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The House continued debate on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton for perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Early in the debate Representative Livingston, after it…
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The House of Representatives has the power to impeach the president. However, the Senate has the power to remove a sitting president. Members have to vote in favor or not in favor for the journal to be approved via quorum. The speaker pro tempore sets the rules of the debate. Certain members assert their argument for a minute about the articles of impeachment

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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 1st Amendment is the right to the freedom of speech and includes religion. The Establishment clause prohibits the establishment of a state church. The Free Exercise class is the freedom of religion. The government is not able to restrict practices unless its generally breaks the law. Freedom of speech includes verbal and symbolic speech.

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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 14th Amendment Due Process Cause is the right to fair government procedures. The 14th Amendment cause the States to not be able to take away life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The 14th Amendment protects citizens from the states whereas the due process clause of the 5th Amendment only pertained to the federal government.

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board

Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board | 4 Jackson Karrie | 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 declined to take the latest case against ObamaCare. The Coons vs. Lew case argued the constitutionality of the IPAB, Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is created to limit the growth of spending in Medicare.  Opponents suggest that the IPAB will just cut the care for seniors. The lower courts had ruled for the government and that made it predictable that the Supreme Court would not take this case into consideration.

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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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Only two pictures exist of the Supreme Court in session and those cameras were smuggled in. The home of the Supreme Court is only 75 years old. The Court met in different cities in the beginning. Most of the housing of the  Supreme Court is off limits.

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Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect

Today's Supreme Court confirmation process was shaped by what happened at the hearings for Clarence Thomas 20 years ago. The hearings also changed America's political, judicial and cultural landscape.
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Clarence Thomas is an extreme conservative, this would make him favorable for appointment because the President at that time was a conservative as well. He has has a clear defined vision for the court but some of his ideas are not pragmatic. He often votes against civil rights claims and he feels as if his race make some underestimate him. He's only the second African-American justice on the Supreme Court.

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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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President Obama firmly believes in the Iranian deal for its nuclear program. He believes it a good deal and shows a good amount of diplomacy. Some critics believe that President Obama is being very naive when it comes to negotiating with foreign countries. However, polls have shown that the American citizens want this deal with Iran to happen. President Obama is confident that this deal with Iran will work.

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Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

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The Director of the CIA is John Brennan. The CIA implements the foreign policy.  I think the CIA is separate or independent from the executive branch so that Citizens don't think of it as corrupt and because the agency has so much information that does not need be shared freely. An issue that was big on their website was terrorism.

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

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Abraham Lincoln has the highest ranking. When his ranking is broken down into categories, he has high ranking in crisis leadership, moral authority, vision, and performance within context of times. I think the best president from this list is FDR. He helped America get out of the Great Depression and he gave the citizens something to believe in.

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The White House Is No Place for Wimps

The White House Is No Place for Wimps | 4 Jackson Karrie | Scoop.it
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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Presidents who usually aim for the middle ground are solely disappointed.  These presidents usually only have 1 or 2 major bills after 8 years of presidency.  The article continues about how President Johnson got what he needed done. He merely persuaded others to vote for what he needed to be vote for. 

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Obama nominates Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve - YouTube

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated respected economist Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, replacing outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke, who car...
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Obama nominates Yellen to be the head of Federal Reserve. This is his power of appointing people to federal positions. This appointment has to be  confirmed by the Senate. I believe the role of Party leader is displayed here.

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LawCraft | iCivics

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This game helped me realize virtually how hard it is to get bills passed and eventually turn them into a law. In order to get a bill passed in one of the houses, so many amendments have to be attach to a bill. Then those amendments have to be combined with what the other house wants.

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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 when a Senate takes control of the floor and talks for long periods of time. This is to slow down the legislative process. A cloture is when either 3/5 or 60 members shut down the filibuster. Members can now go back to voting on a bill. I learned that the term filibuster came from a dutch word that means pirate. 

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