• Intolerable Acts & Tea Act – Pre American Revolution Monetary System
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    Intolerable Acts & Tea Act – Pre American Revolution Monetary System

    u.s. monetary history chapter 5 the Intolerable Acts of King George and the Sons of Liberty when we last saw the colonies they just successfully financed the French and Indian War without the use of inflationary monetary policies as shown by the prior chapter not all Fiat paper money was a failure such as the Pennsylvania colonial script we’ll explore how the colonies lost the freedom to print interest-free paper money and the axle would threaten to dry the colonies of their last remaining medium of exchange silver species the refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system which freed the ordinary man from…

  • the Constitution USA Documentary BBC Documentaries 2016
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    the Constitution USA Documentary BBC Documentaries 2016

    [Music] this looks awesome it means everything to us we Revere the Constitution and for good reason what it was written in 1787 it was revolutionary an owner’s manual for a new nation setting up an entirely new form of government it’s like the Big Bang it’s the most momentous thing to happen in the modern world but more than two centuries later many of us don’t have any idea what the Constitution says yeah of course that’s never started and arguably about what it Amina I’m Peter sagal and I’m taking a journey across the country to find out how the Constitution works in the 21st century I think…

  • New Anti-Protest Laws Sweeping The US: Fines, Felonies & Freedom of Speech…
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    New Anti-Protest Laws Sweeping The US: Fines, Felonies & Freedom of Speech…

    (upbeat dance music) – Hello, hello. Welcome back to Rogue Rocket. My name is Philip DeFranco and today we’re gonna be talking about protests and, specifically, the right to protest in the United States. Under the First Amendment of the US Constitution I am guaranteed the ability to free speech. But, also, that same amendment includes the right to peaceably assemble, which includes protesting. But, over the past three years more than 100 bills have been introduced across 36 states to restrict protests or increase penalties for protesters and organizers alike. And many of these tie back to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests that you might remember making headlines back…

  • Human Rights
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    Human Rights

    the world is made up of many different countries cultures and people’s yet despite all these differences they all have one important thing in common all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights this is what it says in the very first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10th 1948 the notion of human rights has become one of the most important in the history of humankind but what exactly are human rights who is responsible for protecting them and do they really apply to all people we describe human rights as those rights which apply to every single person simply because…

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    The Articles of Confederation – Ratification – Extra History – #2

    After over a year of debate and revision, The Continental Congress presented the states with their new Articles of Confederation. ♫ Intro Music ♫ The congress had done their best to create the government that the states wanted. One that left them free to govern themselves without any congressional meddling, but also one that let congress continue it’s work conducting that tiny little matter of the American Revolutionary War which was, still going on, by the way. Hoping to keep things moving, Congress set a deadline: the states must ratify the Articles of Confederation, and make them official, within three months. It would take over three years. Long before the…

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    Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22

    Episode 21: Reconstruction Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. History and huzzah! The Civil War is over! The slaves are free! Huzzah! That one hit me in the head? It’s very dangerous, Crash Course. So when you say, “Don’t aim at a person,” that includes myself? The roller coaster only goes up from here, my friends. Huzzah! Mr. Green, Mr. Green, what about the epic failure of Reconstruction? Oh, right. Stupid Reconstruction always ruining everything intro So after the Civil War ended, the United States had to reintegrate both a formerly slave population and a formerly rebellious population back into the country, which is a challenge that…

  • Nina Totenberg on Breaking the Anita Hill Allegations
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    Nina Totenberg on Breaking the Anita Hill Allegations

    So let’s start with Bork. Let’s start with the environment that exists on the court and in the perception of the court by Democrats or liberals and conservatives at the moment that Bork is announced. Why all the hullabaloo about Bork? He’s replacing Powell, right? Right. So at that moment, Lewis Powell was the centrist vote on the court, the swing vote. The court was not nearly as conservative as it is now, and the Reagan administration, and President Reagan in particular, they didn’t play “hide the ball.” They campaigned on the notion that they were going to transform the court and make it much more conservative. So when Bork…

  • Supreme Revenge: Linda Greenhouse Interview
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    Supreme Revenge: Linda Greenhouse Interview

    Let’s start with where you are and where the judicial world is when the word comes that Robert Bork may be the nominee of Ronald Reagan in his nearly last year of his presidency. Well, to back up a bit, so Justice Powell, the swing justice of his time, announced his retirement. That took people by surprise. That had not been anticipated. The Supreme Court term had just ended. It was obvious the seat where Lewis Powell sat was crucial for the future of abortion rights, for the future of affirmative action. He had been the key justice in the[Regents of the University of California v.] Bakkecase that had come…

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    The Words That Built America – The Amendments (HBO Documentary Films)

    ♪ (“AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” INSTRUMENTAL PLAYING) ♪ NARRATOR:Since 1795,the United States Constitution has been amended 17 more times.The Eleventh Amendment gives states immunity from lawsuits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners. The Twelfth Amendment revised the presidential election procedures. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. The Fourteenth Amendment defines what it means to be a U.S. citizen, and ensures each citizen the right to due process and the equal protection of the law. The Fifteenth Amendment gave all men the right to vote, regardless of their race or color, or whether they had been slaves. The Sixteenth Amendment gave the federal government the power to collect income tax. The…

  • MOOC | The Fourteenth Amendment | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.4.1
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    MOOC | The Fourteenth Amendment | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.4.1

    >>In the spring of 1866, as we saw, an impasse had developed between the Republican majority in Congress and President Andrew Johnson over Reconstruction. And the impasse sort of increased the desire of many Republicans to put into the Constitution their understanding of the consequences of the Civil War — beyond the abolition of slavery, which had already been put into the Constitution — and to make that settlement, you know, beyond the ups and downs of Congressional majorities. The Civil Rights Bill had been passed, but it could be repealed by the next Congress. A piece of legislation is not nearly as permanent as a Constitutional amendment. And all…