• Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7
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    Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

    Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to get down and dirty wallowing in the mud that is Congress. Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair, but the workings of Congress are kind of arcane or byzantine or maybe let’s just say extremely complex and confusing, like me, or Game of Thrones without the nudity. Some of the nudity, maybe. However, Congress is the most important branch, so it would probably behoove most Americans to know how it works. I’m going to try to explain. Be prepared to be behooved. [Theme Music] Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are divided up…

  • Homework Hotline: Bill of Rights
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    Homework Hotline: Bill of Rights

    (CRAIG) ALRIGHT TONIGHT WE HAVE TEACHER HOWARD KRUG ON THE SHOW. HI HOWARD. HOW ARE YOU? (HOWARD) CRAIG, SAM. HEY WELCOME! TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE BILL OF RIGHTS. DO YOU KNOW TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX YEARS AGO SEVENTEEN NINETY ONE DECEMBER FIFTEENTH THAT’S WHEN THEY STARTED THE BILL OF RIGHTS. AND THE REASON THEY STARTED THE BILL OF RIGHTS WAS WELL THEY PUT A PREAMBLE IN THERE JUST LIKE THEY PUT A PREAMBLE. IN THE IN THE CONSTITUTION THE UNITED STATES. WE THE PEOPLE. WELL THEY SAID THE CONVENTIONS OF A NUMBER OF STATES HAVING AT THE TIME ADOPTING THE CONSTITUTION EXPRESSED A DESIRE IN ORDER…

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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…