• Learn Thai Holiday Words – Constitution Day
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    Learn Thai Holiday Words – Constitution Day

    Want to speak real Thai from your first lesson? Sign up for your free lifetime account at ThaiPod101.com. Hello, guys! Welcome back to Thai Holiday Words with me, Jay. Today we are going to do Constitution Day. Ok, let’s begin! Thailand’s Constitution days is actually on the 10th of December of every year, it is the day to commemorate the Constitution monarchy of Thailand. วันรัฐธรรมนูญ (wan rát-thà-tham-má-nuun) “Constitution Day” ในวันรัฐธรรมนูญจะมีการตกแต่งบ้านเรือนด้วยธงชาติไทย พระบรมฉายาลักษณ์ และไฟประดับต่างๆ “In Constitution Day in Thailand, buildings are decorated with flags, portraits of the King, and also illuminations.” Yes! รัฐบาล (rát-thà-baan) “Government” ในวันรัฐธรรมนูญ รัฐบาลไทยพยายามที่จะส่งเสริมความเข้าใจเกี่ยวกับรัฐธรรมนูญ “In Constitution Day, Thai Government tries to promote understanding of constitutional monarchy in Thailand.” ประชาธิปไตย…

  • International Human Rights | 1450 – Present | World History | Khan Academy
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    International Human Rights | 1450 – Present | World History | Khan Academy

    – [Narrator] We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is an excerpt of the US Declaration of Independence, and the United States goes on with its constitution, which gets ratified in 1789, to articulate a Bill of Rights, and many will point to The Enlightenment as the inspiration for these ideas. Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, cited figures like Locke as some of mankind’s best thinkers, so at this early date, nations were at least writing these types…

  • Executive and legislative disagreements with the Supreme Court | Khan Academy
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    Executive and legislative disagreements with the Supreme Court | Khan Academy

    – [Instructor] In many videos already, we have talked about our three branches of government in the United States, but what we’re going to do in this video is focus a little bit more on the judicial branch. As we’ve talked about, the judicial branch’s main goal is to be the final authority on the United States Constitution. And the main check that they have on the legislative and executive branches is that they can deem things that are happening in the other branches, say a law that gets passed by Congress or an executive order from the president, as being unconstitutional. They can also interpret the laws that have…

  • Article I of the Constitution | US Government and Politics | Khan Academy
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    Article I of the Constitution | US Government and Politics | Khan Academy

    – [Instructor] Hey, this is Kim from Khan Academy, and today I’m learning about Article I of the U.S. Constitution. Article I is jam packed with information about how our government is supposed to work, but principally what it does is create the Legislative Branch of government, which includes the House of Representatives, and the Senate, which together, comprise the Congress of the United States. Article I also tells us how people can get elected to those bodies, and what powers Congress has. To learn more about Article I, I talked to two Constitutional experts. Ilya Somin is a professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George…

  • The House of Representatives in comparison to the Senate | US government and civics | Khan Academy
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    The House of Representatives in comparison to the Senate | US government and civics | Khan Academy

    – [Instructor] What I want you to do in this video is a little bit more of a deep dive into the House of Representatives. Now we’ve already talked about how either chamber of Congress can introduce general legislation. And if it gets approved by one chamber, it has to be voted on and approved by the other chamber. But the House of Representatives has some specific constitutional powers. So for example, impeachment proceedings would start in the House of Representatives. In other videos we have talked about impeachment is not the removal from office, of say the president, it is just a formal indictment. Now if the House of…

  • 📜 Learn English Words – BILL OF RIGHTS – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson with Pictures and Examples
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    📜 Learn English Words – BILL OF RIGHTS – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson with Pictures and Examples

    Bill of Rights the first ten amendments of the Constitution that guarantee the rights of the people of the United States The Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution to insure certain freedoms and rights to the citizens of America. As the first ten changes, the Bill of Rights was written by founding father James Madison to improve the original document. The first amendment of the Bill of Rights protects an American’s right to freedom of religion. Because of the fifth amendment found in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from having to testify against themselves in court. In 1789, twelve changes were proposed, but…

  • United States v.  Lopez | US government and civics | Khan Academy
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    United States v. Lopez | US government and civics | Khan Academy

    – [Instructor] What we’re going to do in this video is talk about a relatively recent U.S. Supreme Court case, and this is the United States versus Lopez, and the decision was made in 1995. And this is significant because many of the cases we have talked about are things that broadened the power of the federal government. While the decision in United States versus Lopez, which was a split decision, it was a five-to-four decision, put some limits on federal power. And so just to understand what happened. In 1990, the U.S. Congress passes the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. And it says, “It shall be unlawful for…