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Politics Quiz of the Week

26th September 2016

By popular request, here is this week's super starter In the News Politics Quiz, courtesy of Clive Owen of Minster School, Southwell.

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EU Referendum 2016

Why Brexit Won't Happen

29th June 2016

The UK has voted to leave the EU, but in the end it won't. Brexit will not happen. That's the view of the FT's Gideon Rachman, as outlined in this...

The European Union Explained

27th January 2016

With the coming EU Referendum in Britain, and a deal potentially being reached next month, now is perhaps a good time to talk about the European Union. In this small...

Here Come the EU Referendum Leaflets

17th January 2016

Our posties are going to be kept busy over the coming weeks delivering a bundle of EU Referendum leaflets as it becomes increasingly likely that the UK will go to...

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Civil Rights Act 1964

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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

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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

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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. ...

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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 Politics Study Notes

Congressional Elections

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Congressional Elections are elections that are held across the United States in order to elect both Representatives and Senators. Unlike Presidential elections, elections to Congress occur every 2 years on the...

Supreme Court and the Constitution

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The US Constitution outlines the function and powers of the judiciary in Article III. Section 1 of Article III outlines the Supreme Court as the only judicial power in the US....

Federalism

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Federalism is principally the theory by which political power is divided between a national and state government, each having their own clear jurisdiction. One of the main focal points of...

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The Politics Reference Library

Planned Parenthood v Casey 1992

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This Supreme Court case reaffirmed the right to an abortion found in Roe v Wade 1973, and ruled on of the requirements of Pennsylvania abortion requirements as unconstitutional. 

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Party funding

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Latest Politics Enrichment Videos

15th September 2016

A fun look at political systems

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I stumbled across this quirky YouTube video outlining the differences between different ideological / political systems using two cows - a fun little lesson starter.

14th September 2016

How feminism is changing

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I've recently read Anne-Marie Slaughter's book Unfinished Business , and I was interested by her comments on how feminism means different things to different women and people from different backgrounds and...

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Here's a TED talk suitable for students taking the Ideologies option and the US Politics options at A2. Arthur Brooks suggests that 'working together' can reduce the "ghastly holy war...

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You may have seen or heard of the argument that broke out between Labour foreign affairs spokesperson Emily Thornberry and Sky News interviewer Dermot Murnaghan this weekend. A Youtube clip...

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