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There's No.9 and a No.12 Downing Street too!

23rd August 2016

Here's an interesting little article on what goes on where in Downing Street published by the Guardian. It may not be something that A Level Politics would need to know...

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US Supreme Court Landmark Cases

Roe v Wade 1973

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This Supreme Court case ruled that under the right to privacy found in the Due Process clause extended to a woman’s right to have an abortion. The only caveat...

Engel v Vitale 1962

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This Supreme Court case ruled that it was unconstitutional for state officials or schools to write an official school prayer and that it was unconstitutional to encourage its recitation in...

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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Civil Rights Act 1964


The Civil Rights Act 1964 was a major piece of legislation in the United States that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, colour, sex, national origin or religion. In...

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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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Invisible Primary

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An invisible primary, sometimes known as a money primary, is the period of time between a candidate’s declaration or expressed interest in running for an elected office and the...

Caucus System

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The caucus system has two meanings in US Politics. Firstly, it can be used to describe a method used by some states such as Iowa, Texas and Nevada in choosing...

Power of the Purse

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The US Constitution gives the Power of the Purse to Congress. This power is outlined in Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, known as the Appropriations Clause and Article I, Section 8, Clause 1,...

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The Politics Reference Library


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BY-ELECTIONS are elections held in particular constituencies in-between General elections. They fill vacancies left by the death or resignation of an MP, although recently by-elections happened after defections of two...

General Election

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Mapp v Ohio 1961

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Back in 2008 during the primaries when Hillary Clinton went head to head with Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, the Clinton campaign released the 3am attack ad all about a...


Day Four was the final day of the Democratic National Convention, and saw Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic Nomination for President. You can watch a one minute summary below and...


The Democratic National Convention formally kicked off yesterday with speeches from Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. There were a few contentious moments along the way as Bernie supporters...


Donald Trump has now delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, declaring to be the Law and Order candidate. The speech itself is worth a watch but the...