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US Supreme Court Landmark Cases

Clinton v City of New York 1998

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This Supreme Court case ruled that the Line Item Veto given to the President was unconstitutional under the Presentment Clause in the Constitution. It removed the power, given to the...

Plessy v Ferguson 1896

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This Supreme Court Case ruled that the ‘separate by equal’ provision in private services that was required by state government was constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause (14th Amendment). This...

Miranda v Arizona 1966

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This Supreme Court Case ruled that all defendants subject to interrogation must be informed of their rights to an attorney and the right against self-incrimination. It was the basis for...

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The Watergate Scandal


Watergate is the original gate. You may have heard of other gates - Antennagate when the iPhone 4 was released or Plebgate from the UK. But Watergate is...

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Negative Campaigning


Negative Campaigning is simply the type of political advertising, whereby instead of showcasing the good aspects of your candidate, the campaign will highlight the flaws or problems of another candidate. ...


Gerrymandering is the redrawing of congressional or electoral districts in order to gain a political advantage over another party. Redistricting is the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries. Gerrymandering/redistricting ...

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Presidential Debates


The Presidential Debate is the televised debate that is usually held between the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee for President. Very occasionally should a third candidate be polling well...

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Vice President (election, role)

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John Adams, the first Vice President declared that the role of the Vice President was “The most insignificant office that man has ever imagined”. It is not hard to see...


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Federalism is the system of government in the United States. Students should be able to:

Articles of the Constitution

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The U.S. Constitution is made up of articles which each outline specific elements of the United States. Within each Article are sections, and within each of the sections are...

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The Politics Reference Library

Adversary Politics

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Adversary politics is when there is a deep and broad disagreement between the main political parties. It is the opposite of consensus politics.

Direct democracy

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Party funding

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Here's a great 15 minute TED talk from Haley Van Dyck, who is working in a start-up company inside the White House looking at ways to make the delivery of government...


The very thorny issue of how to undertake urgently needed refurbishment of Westminster Palace has reared its head again this week, as David Cameron calls for MPs to remain in...


Yesterday the Electoral Commission (a public regulator of elections, referendums and party finances) made a decision on which group would lead each side of the campaign for June's EU membership...


Firebrand Labour MP Dennis Skinner was asked to leave the House of Commons today after using unparliamentary language. He called the Prime Minister 'Dodgy Dave' in reference to his financial...