• Equal Protection: Crash Course Government and Politics #29
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    Equal Protection: Crash Course Government and Politics #29

    Hi I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re going to finally get into why many people, including me, think that the Fourteenth Amendment is the most important part of the Constitution. At the same time, we will attempt – successfully, I hope – to unravel the difference between civil liberties and civil rights, and also try to figure out how the Supreme Court actually looks at civil rights and civil liberties cases. So that’s a lot. Let’s get this out of the way because we’re not gonna have time later. Let’s get started. [Theme Music] So we’ve been talking a lot in the past…

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    Search and Seizure: Crash Course Government and Politics #27

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today, we’re gonna continue our discussion of the Bill of Rights, and talk about something that may actually be useful to you. We’re gonna talk about when the police are allowed to search your house, your car, and even you. But not me. I have immunity. I’m on YouTube. Right, is that how it works, Stan? It’s not how it works? I’m in trouble. You might think that this only matters if you are, you know, a criminal, and if you are, then you should be paying close attention, but even if you haven’t committed any crimes and…

  • Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25
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    Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today, we’re talking about free speech. Other Craig: Finally, today we can let loose and establish the kinds of things we can say to criticize our government, like the crazy idea that money and speech are the same thing. Other Other Craig: Not so fast, Clone, the Supreme Court has ruled that spending money, at least in the political context, is speech. You do have the right to criticize that decision though. Unless your boss or YouTube says that you can’t. Craig: All right, we’re trying to talk about free speech, shut up. Let’s get started and see…

  • The Reagan Revolution: Crash Course US History #43
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    The Reagan Revolution: Crash Course US History #43

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history, and today we’re going to talk about the guy who arguably did the most to shape the world that I live in. NO, Stan not Carrottop. No, not Cumberbatch although he did do the most to shape the Tumblr that I live in. I’m talking about The Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan. Reagan is a fascinating president because he was, in lots of ways, straightforward. His presidency was called the Reagan Revolution but it’s a bit odd that he gets so much credit for changing America because he was one of the least hands-on of all presidents and as you know…

  • Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13
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    Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13

    This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by Squarespace. Hi I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to cross the streams of the legislative and executive branches and talk about delegation. I thought we weren’t supposed to cross the streams Stan?! Ooh, that’s Ghostbusting. Sorry about that. We’re far away from the text of the Constitution here, deep in the realm of informal powers. But basically, delegation explains why the President is so powerful, even though the Consitution and its framers were terrified of creating a Presidentzilla. (Squeaky dinosaur noise) [Theme Music] So, what exactly is delegation? First of all, to…

  • Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
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    Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re finally, at long last, moving on from the structures and branches of government and onto the structures and branches of trees. This is a nature show now. Okay, we’re not moving on completely, because we’re still talking about courts, but today we’ll be discussing actual court decisions, and the kind of things that courts rule on, rather than how they do it. That’s right, we’re moving onto civil rights and civil liberties. [Theme Music] Okay, first I want to talk about something that I find confusing: the difference between civil rights and civil liberties. Usually in…

  • Presidential Power: Crash Course Government and Politics #11
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    Presidential Power: Crash Course Government and Politics #11

    This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by SquareSpace. Hi. I’m Craig and this is Crash Course: Government and Politics. And today, we’re gonna talk about the most powerful person in the U.S. No, not Chris Hemsworth, although he is powerful, in a physical sense. We’re talking about the President of the United States, who right now is Barack Obama But that’s the last we’ll mention of him specifically. Instead, we’ll examine the office of the Presidency and what makes whoever holds the office so powerful. We’re also gonna talk about what makes him (and so far the President has always been a him) less powerful than you…

  • ObamaCare: The Affordable Care Act Explained
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    ObamaCare: The Affordable Care Act Explained

    Hey guys welcome to hip hughes history I don’t know if you can tell [but] I’m johnny cash because I’m about to walk the line on the affordable care act better known as obamacare We’re gonna do kind of a sketchy history of health care reform and then look at kind of the eight critical aspects of Obamacare and then wherever you fall on the fence of Ideology you can leave it down in the comments below [so] middle school high school college cray-Cray on the [internet] [we’re] about to grow your brain so sit back and strap in [cuz] [giddyup] the learnings here I’m certainly healthcare reform you could…

  • Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5
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    Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re going to talk about the single most important document in America, one that we’ll be talking about a lot over next few months. No, I’m not talking about O Magazine – it’s the United States Constitution, and what we’re really gonna focus on is how it got made and how it became the foundation of our government. [Theme Music] Those of you who watched the U.S. History series with John Green probably remember that the government set up by the Constitution is actually the second attempt at an American government. Also, as pointed out in the…