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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 Politics Study Notes

The Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party or Democrats is one of the two major political parties in the United States. The Democrats are the party of Clinton, Obama, Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. It...

Affirmative Action

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Affirmative Action is the name given to programmes, schemes and actions that seek to give members of minority groups such as African Americans or Hispanics, a head start in key...

The Senate

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The Senate is the upper chamber in the United States Congress. It has 100 directly elected members. Senators used to be indirectly election prior to 1914. Elections are held every two years...

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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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US Supreme Court Landmark Cases

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius 2012

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This Supreme Court case ruled that it was constitutional for Congress to enact most of the elements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. This included...

Mapp v Ohio 1961

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This Supreme Court case ruled that evidence that was obtained without a warrant must not be used in state criminal prosecutions and affirmed this to be the case in federal...

Brown v Board of Education 1953

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This Supreme Court case ruled that ‘separate but equal’ was inherently unequal through the deeming on state laws on segregated schools as unconstitutional. It overturns the Plessy v Ferguson 1896 decision....

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The Politics Reference Library

Party System (electoral dominance)

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This definition of party system refers to the typical structure of parties within a political system. It describes the normal number of parties that compete effectively. Thus we may speak...

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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...