• Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42
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    Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

    Hello, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to talk about something almost every American has an opinion on: interest groups. Now if you’ve been watching these episodes and reading the comments you might be thinking that we’ve been trying to avoid the issue of money in politics and the role of special interests in the U.S. political system. We have. If you are one those people that wants to talk about money in politics, this episode will not disappoint you. I’m kidding, I know that some of you will still be disappointed. But mainly because I’m still not John Green. [Theme Music]…

  • What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?
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    What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?

    (percussion music) – [Stephen] Here at Education Week, we’ve been digging deep into how to improve K through 12 civics education. But one thing’s really puzzled us. If the U.S. Constitution is the core document guaranteeing American’s rights, what does that mean for students? There have been a lot of U.S. Supreme Court cases that have taken aim at bits and pieces of this question, but it’s still pretty complicated. – I am a Law Professor at the University of Chicago and I’ve written a book called the Schoolhouse Gate. Essentially, it’s about how the Supreme Court has shaped the nation’s public schools by identifying and protecting students’ constitutional rights.…

  • Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36
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    Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today I’m gonna talk about an aspect of American elections that is probably most familiar to you, at least if you’re an American and you sometimes watch TV, or look at the internet, or read a newspaper, or breathe air. I’m talking about elections, which get a lot of attention here in the US, and on Crash Course, possibly because they present a relatively straight forward narrative, and it’s easy for the media to cover. But we’re not going to focus on media coverage today. No, instead, we’re going to look at why we have elections in the…

  • Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
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    Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government & Politics, and today, we’re gonna talk about bureaucracies, just as soon as I finish filling out these forms. Do I really have to initial here, here, and here on all three copies, Stan? Regulations say so? All right. I’m just kidding. I don’t really have to fill out forms in triplicate in order to make an episode of Crash Course, but this kind of stuff is one of the main reasons that people don’t like bureaucracies. Americans tend to associate them with incomprehensible rules and time-wasting procedures and probably most annoying – actual bureaucrats. But bureaucracies are a lot like…

  • Teach With TVW: Washington’s Legislative Branch
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    Teach With TVW: Washington’s Legislative Branch

    You may be familiar with how the United States Congress functions, but how does the legislative branch work in Washington State? What are some of the differences between the branches at the state and federal levels? One of the many differences is that, unlike Congress, the Washington State Legislature does not meet year round–it meets part of the year in Olympia. Washington has a citizen legislature, comprised of legislators who have other jobs when the legislature is not in session. The only qualifications for legislators is that they be citizens of the United States and qualified voters in the district from which they are chosen. The Legislature is a bicameral…

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    Judicial Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #22

    Craig: Hello, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re gonna look at the Supreme Court from a different angle. We’re gonna try to get inside the justices’ heads. Bwahahahahah! Not literally, obviously, but we’re gonna look at the factors that influence the way they decide cases, other than the structure of the court system. So we’re pretty far away from the Constitution here and straddling the nebulous world of government, politics, and dare I say it, history. [Theme Music] Justices, especially on the Supreme Court, are supposed to be independent, but that doesn’t mean they make their decisions in a vacuum. They make them…

  • Chapter 2 Federalism
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    Chapter 2 Federalism

    [Music] [Music] Glossary Central and State government working together people of particular country for example for example people of India are called Indians. Another example a person born and brought up in America is called an American. income or returns Levels – two or three tier Village Council City Council Topic of chapter two The topic for chapter two is Federalism. Across the world, various countries have two sets of governments that rule the country. One is the Central government and the other is the State government. Both the governments rule the country. For example, in India the major power lies with Central government which is in Delhi. The State…

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    What It Takes To Have A Constitutional Crisis | Ron’s Office Hours | NPR

    Just what does it take to have a constitutional crisis? “This could precipitate a constitutional crisis.” “… prompting a constitutional crisis.” “… a major constitutional crisis.” “Constitutional crisis” “Constitutional crisis” You could say that the Constitution is something of an owners manual for taxpayers. And like a lot of owners manuals, it can lead to a lot of frustration. Among the things the Constitution doesn’t have is a precise legal definition of constitutional crisis. And so the phrase constitutional crisis is meant to mean a moment when the Constitution is not enough to resolve a question or a conflict or a confrontation or an uncertainty. And this can happen for…

  • Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24
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    Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and I’m excited. I’m excited because today, we start delving into Supreme Court jurisprudence, with the totally controversial topic of freedom of religion. Now, other than being fun to say, jurisprudence means all the important cases on a particular topic, but unfortunately, I’m only going to be talking about a couple of them, because they demonstrate how the Supreme Court reasons its way through a tricky issue. Jurisprudence. Jurisprudence. [Theme Music] So the Constitution deals with religion right there in the First Amendment, which is also the one that deals with speech and the press and assembly and petitions.…

  • The Try Guys Try Immigrating To America
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    The Try Guys Try Immigrating To America

    – Torture convention? What’s a torture convention? Is that like Comic-Con but for assholes? (laughing) Immigration. (upbeat music) – Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, sometimes. – Today, we’re gonna find out what does it take to get into America. Am I allowed to lie on this test? – Okay. – Both my parents are immigrants. But I have no idea what the steps are. I don’t know if they had to, like, submit head shots, or do like an audition reel. Hello, my name is Jay. I like freedom, rap music, and I like cowboy boots. American now? – Well, I’m Hiroshi…