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Your place to go for AP US Government and Politics videos, documents, and more.  The site is divided up by unit.  Use this as a resource for your Webpage Project.


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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 citizens' rights. Everything listed in the amendment is protected and cannot be interefered wuth unless it fails the clear and dangerous test or other tests. It keeps the government from having too much power.

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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 Due Process clause protects people from being put into jail under unfair circumstances. They receive Miranda rights. They also have the right to a trial with a jury. Also, they cannot be arrested without probable cause. 

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How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion

How the Supreme Court Responds to Public Opinion | 6 Anderson Calloway | 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 case on same sex marriage is going in the direction it is going in because of the public. It is what the public wants. The justices aren't elected by the public, so they're insulated from politics. Also, they make decisions based on their beliefs and do not worry too much about what will keep them in office and well liked. Justices do not completely ignore public opinion. They do not want Congress to overturn their decision, so they consider public opinion when making decisions.

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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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The courthouse for the Supreme Court is only 75 years old. I knew the Supreme Court and Justices were privatized in general, but I didn't know that very small components of the court are kept private, also. For example, I never realized the justices are rarely photographed. Another thing I learned is what the building looks like. I've never seen it. I also learned the meanings behind very small physical details on and around the building. Also, the furniture and other traditions of the court have been kept since it was established.

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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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Thomas's race was politically relevant. The sexual scandal was the most politically relevant. It caused an uproar in the media and attracted attention form people all over America. His southern, conservative background was also relevant.20 years ago, the president was also conservative, allowing him to be nominated. Interest groups can advertise for or against the nominees in order to get the senate to either back or not back the nominees. Justices serve life terms in which they are appointed to. There is no video-taping in a supreme court case--only audio recording.

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How Jimmy Carter's Face-Off with a Rabbit Changed the Presidency

How Jimmy Carter's Face-Off with a Rabbit Changed the Presidency | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
Jimmy Carter’s encounter with an angry swamp rabbit in the spring of 1979 lasted only a moment. But it played a key role in derailing Carter's hopes for a second term, and changed the way American presidents have managed their image since then.
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Carter was actually attacked by a rabbit.

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I BET HE WAS HOPPING MAD
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8. Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency

8. Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
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John O. Brennan heads the agency. The agency is involved in basically everything in America. It is there to ensure safety, security, and strength in America; especially when it comes to terrorism. I think they're independent from the president and congress because the jobs and issues they deal with cannot be influenced by political, poplar opinion at all. The employees must be able to work and make decisions without being worried about getting re-elected. The safety of America is in their hands. "Spy Girl" Betty McIntosh's 100th birthday.

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

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RONALD REAGAN

Reagan has been most recently ranked number 10. He has been ranked number 10 because he was a phenomenal president. He was conservative and took care of he country. He kept an appropriate balance between welfare and other programs in order to keep the county running smoothly. He's also my favorite president. Just a fun fact.

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4. Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities

4. Why Presidents Are Also Celebrities | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
The Roosevelts transformed the United States—and made its leaders into stars.
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This is interesting. The story is about a couple of my favorite presidents, so I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, I must agree with the author's claim. We do ask too much of our presidents. We expect so much from them; for them to appear in public frequently and to entertain us and to soundly run a country all at the same time. By attempting to reach our demand, they become celebrities. They are constantly in the lime light; always being criticized and featured in tabloids. They are celebrities....just like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.

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Bill: A Memoir - YouTube

Learn how a bill becomes a law.
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Anyone cane write a bill, but bills can only be introduced by a member of Congress. Revenue bills can only be introduced by the House. (start with House) Bills are dropped into the hopper by the House. Bills are studied and changed in committees; most die here. Then, a rules committee receives it. Then, it is discussed on the floor. Local provisions put into bill: pork barrel legislation; increases possibility of being voted on. Majority passes what they want. Then, bill goes to Senate. Bill goes to standing committee; is marked up. Bill is then sent to floor. Vote of 60 required to pass anything in senate. House and Senate work together in Conference committee with bill. Then, bill goes to president. If signed, it becomes law.

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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 used by members of the senate as a tactic to delay a bill from passing. A filibuster is when a member speaks of the issues with the bill(s) for an unlimited amount of time.  A cloture motion limits debates on the floor of Senate. This prevents a filibuster, due to a 40% vote threatening a filibuster, causing Congress to move on to another issue. This is called a silent filibuster because Senators do not have to go the floor and speak. I learned filibusters have been used for hundreds of years, even before it became known as a filibuster. Huey Long is apparently a filibuster pro. I'd like to hear his recipes for salads; sounds appetizing. I love this it seems so annoying. 

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Election Other - Congressional Job Approval

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The current approval rating of Congress is 18.2%. I think the rating is so low due to the split government we currently have; there is not much getting done and people do not like that. Incumbents are reelected so much due to the familiarity they hold with the public and also their district may feel the candidate is doing a good job in his/her position. The Congress does not allow citizens to be directly involved, causing some unpopularity to occur.

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1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

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Here is a look at the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Its signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 is considered the nation's most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction (1865-1877) as it prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Following that law, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark civil rights bills including the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
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Ther civil rights act was extremely hard to pass. So many conflicts occurred during this time, causing the legislation to slow dramatically. Because of thus law, our world is the way it is now.

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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 talks about foundation and public opinion, but it also includes the supreme court. The supreme court interprets the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment differently over the years. Brown v. board of education was the most famous equal protections case.

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Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights - YouTube

Civil Liberties & Bill of Rights
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Civil liberties are the things people have the right to do. The governemt cannot stop them from doing these things. For example, the peoople have the right to free coach; a civil liberty. Many of the civil liberties can be found in the bill of rights.

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Twitter signs on to amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage

Twitter signs on to amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
A group of 379 companies have joined together on an amicus brief filed to the Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage. Facebook, Twitter, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, and the New England Patriots are among the companies listed on the petition, written by lawyers at the Morgan Lewis law firm, asking the court to overturn state bans on same-sex marriage....
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Gay marriage is beginning to be accepted across the nation more. 37 states now allow it and recognize such marriages. The efforts to widen the horizons for gay couples by lifting bans on same-sex marriage are beginning to gain speed. when the arguments commenced in the Supreme courts, audio recordings are reported to be released the day of instead of at the end of the week; indicating the high profile of the effort.

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Supreme Court

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The site is interactive. There is a color coded calendar on the hone page; the colors symbolizing various events and the categories they fall under. Also, the audio recordings of arguments are located on the home page. In Kansas v. Nebraska, the Supreme Court had original jurisdiction over the case. the case deals with conflict over the consumption and use of evaporated water from a major lake in the area.

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Ted Cruz buying television ads in early states

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Ted Cruz is scheduled to become the first 2016 presidential candidate on the airwaves. The Texas senator is purchasing a small amount of airtime on television affiliates in the early states of Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Nevada on Easter Sunday, according to ad tracking sources. At least some of the advertising will air during a showing...
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Cruz is buying ads on televisions in early states. This is a smart move. In order to win the election, he must win over the early states. If he does not, he will fall off the map quite quickly. Being the first candidate advertising is a big deal; it will gain him lots of attention at this stage in the game.

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9. Executive Command | iCivics

9. Executive Command | iCivics | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
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I learned that I'd be a great president. It is also a busy life to be president. I was constantly being pulled in mulitple directions. The game is fun and I'll probably play it more.

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7. United States Department of Defense (defense.gov)

7. United States Department of Defense (defense.gov) | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
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Ash Carter is the head of the department. The department focuses on general defensive issues. They deal with sexual assault, conflict/war in the Middle East, terrorism, etc. The Wounded Warrior fair came to NGA. They raise awareness for sexual assault and how to handle it, both as a victim and witness. They also aim to decrease terrorism and better combat terrorism, along with increasing security on the internet. They are overall striving to protect America.

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3. Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

3. Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
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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The rates of job approval of the president has decreased over time. These rates have especially decreased in the opposing parties; increasing party polarization. I also learned that approval rates often decrease over the time of their term. This happens frequently in the second term.

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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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Politicians use gerrymandering to win a district. They hand pick their constituents; guaranteeing their victory of the election. Voters are voting on who should really draw districts. The US is the only advanced democracy in the world which allows politicians to directly choose their districts. Gerrymandering is made easy with the technology available today.

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111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets

111th Congress Earmarks | OpenSecrets | 6 Anderson Calloway | Scoop.it
OpenSecrets.org has fundraising profiles for all 535 members of Congress (and more).
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Earmarks are used to determine specifics about what is spent or donated by various organizations. It acts as a marker on an animal, which usually is attached to the ear. Gabrielle Giffords sponsored or co-sponsored 18 earmarks in 2010. Many of them are associated with the public safety department of Tucson, AZ. The total of her earmarks came to $4,150,000 in 2010. 

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Senate Session

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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 House impeaches the president. The Senate runs the trial in order to complete the impeachment. The House and Senate work to remove a president from his seat.

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