Constitution

Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3 Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3

Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. Today, I’m going to try to explain two fundamental concepts of American government that students and citizens often confuse. Team Jacob and Team Edward. No. Separation of powers and checks and balances. Team Jacob! [Theme Music] So separation of powers is really simple. The…

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Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…

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Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens? Was Democracy Really Born in Ancient Athens?

Ancient Athens is often hailed as the home of democracy by politicians, journalists and academics alike, yet how accurate is this statement? Irrespective of how democratic you think many modern democracies actually are, given the power held by special interest groups, it is still interesting to explore the genesis of an idea that is invoked…

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US Citizenship Test 2019 Naturalization Interview (Principles of American Democracy) US Citizenship Test 2019 Naturalization Interview (Principles of American Democracy)

Congratulations! You are about to become a citizen of the United States of America but first you’ve got to pass a test. I’m Tom Richey. I’ve been teaching US history and government for about 15 years now and I’m gonna help you and if you pay attention I bet you’re going to pass. Now, in…

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Constitution Lectures 5: Federalism vs. Nationalism  (HD version) Constitution Lectures 5: Federalism vs. Nationalism (HD version)

Welcome to Part 5 of our lecture series on the Constitution. In previous lectures, we’ve been covering the founding principles behind our Constitution. They are the principles that were universally agreed to, both at the time of ratification and in the court precedents that follow it. But now, we look at a controversy to which…

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Federalism: Crash Course Government and Politics #4 Federalism: Crash Course Government and Politics #4

Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. And today we’re going to talk about a fundamental concept to American government: federalism. Sorry. I’m not sorry. You’re not even endangered anymore. Federalism is a little confusing because it includes the word, “federal,” as in federal government, which is what we use to…

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Trump Declares Himself Above the Constitution: A Closer Look Trump Declares Himself Above the Constitution: A Closer Look

-The White House is now threatening to obstruct the impeachment inquiry and refusing to cooperate with subpoenas. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ As a candidate for president, Trump echoed years of empty Republican rhetoric about the sanctity of our Constitution and claimed that he wanted to restore the values…

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Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5 Constitutional Compromises: Crash Course Government and Politics #5

Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re going to talk about the single most important document in America, one that we’ll be talking about a lot over next few months. No, I’m not talking about O Magazine – it’s the United States Constitution, and what we’re really gonna…

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