Category Archives: Constitution and Government

Article about political strategy

In class we talkedĀ a little bit about how political parties have their own strategies and ways to get people out to vote. I mentioned something about how the Obama campaign was recognized as having done an excellent job using data … Continue reading

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Daffy Duck WWII Propaganda Video

During World War II the US government used Disney cartoons to make short propaganda videos to promote the US war effort. Click on the link below to see an amusing video starring Daffy Duck to convince people to pay their … Continue reading

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“The Birth of the Dollar Bill”

Today we were talking about the value of the dollar bill and some basic info about printing money and currency. Here’s an interesting podcast that talks about some of the interesting history of the US currency even after the Constitution. … Continue reading

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Another case about free speech in schools

This is an article from a couple of years ago about a case from a Texas high school (I may have mentioned this in class) Aside from a bizarre dress code, what the article shows you is that there are … Continue reading

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Important Supreme Court Cases About Students

http://www.uscourts.gov/EducationalResources/ConstitutionResources/LegalLandmarks/LandmarkSupremeCourtCasesAboutStudents.aspx

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Constitution USA on Ch. 13 tonight

I meant to mention this in school earlier but forgot…anyway there is an interesting show on pbs (channel 13) about issues relating to the Constitution in America today. If you find the stuff we’ve been doing in class recently interesting … Continue reading

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Protected Speech on Facebook

Here is an interesting case from a couple of years ago of a student who was suspended from school for criticizing a teacher. The case went to court and the court upheld the student’s right to say what she wanted. … Continue reading

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