• Black Politics — State vs. Nation Centered Power, Part 2: Strategy Implications on Black Politics
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    Black Politics — State vs. Nation Centered Power, Part 2: Strategy Implications on Black Politics

    National-Centered Power gives greater authority and responsibility to the federal government. Generally speaking, nation centered powers are limited to those specified in the Constitution. As it relates to black politics, the so-called “Reconstruction Amendments” that were introduced into the Constitution after the Civil War are probably the most significant. These are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the constitution. The thirteenth amendment stated in part that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist in the United States…” but significantly, it goes on to say “… except as punishment for a crime.” Thus, the formal institution of slavery was effectively abolished, but many states found ways of maintaining control over…

  • The Little Rock Nine Explained: US History Review
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    The Little Rock Nine Explained: US History Review

    Hey guys welcome to hip hughes history civil rights is on the agenda today. We’re about to take an episode from 1957 the Little Rock nine and serve it up to you on a bed of learning Who’s this lecture for [we’ll] certainly it’s aimed [at] Middle school and high school students if you’re in an American history course not only do You need to understand civil rights But you need to have a concrete event that you can write about and really kind of wrap your head around Certainly if you’re in college, and you’re taking an American history course and you don’t know what the little rock [mine]…

  • The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40
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    The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we’re gonna talk about the 1960s. Mr. Green, Mr. Green. Great. The decade made famous by the narcissists who lived through it. Hey, Me From the Past, finally you and I agree about something wholeheartedly. But while I don’t wish to indulge the baby-boomers’ fantasies about their centrality to world history, the sixties were an important time. I mean, there was the Cold War, Vietnam, a rising tide of conservatism (despite Woodstock), racism. There were the Kennedy’s and Camelot, John, Paul, George, and to a lesser extent, Ringo. And of course, there was also Martin Luther King Jr.…