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    Freedom of Speech

    The First Amendment guarantees that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech."…

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    Civil Liberties

    "Civil Liberties" is a broad umbrella term referring to individual freedoms and guarantees that are…

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    Civil Rights

    The broad umbrella term "civil rights" refers to legal protections founded in a commitment to equality,…

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    The Bill of Rights

    The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, adopted as a condition of ratification, are…

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    The Establishment Clause

    The First Amendment begins "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."…

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    Midterm Elections

    The term "midterm election" refers to the election held midway through a presidential term of office,…

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    Poll Taxes

    Poll taxes, along with literacy tests and grandfather clauses, were structural barriers to voting…

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    Grandfather Clauses in the Jim Crow South

    Grandfather Clauses were a structural barrier to voting imposed by several states during the Jim Crow…

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    Third Parties

    The term "Third Party" in the United States represents any political party other than the two that…

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    Literacy Tests

    Literacy tests were a barrier to voting in common usage in Southern states, as well as other parts of…

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    Retrospective Voting

    Retrospective voting is the notion in political science that voters make their decisions in a given…

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    Political Efficacy

    Political efficacy is defined as the sense of an individual citizen that he or she is capable of…

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    The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment, providing that "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not…

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    Political Participation

    Political Participation refers to the efforts of individual citizens to directly or indirectly impact…

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    Political Polarization and its Impact

    Political Polarization is defined by a division of people along party lines - in the United States, it's…

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    Political Ideology

    Political Ideology is generally defined in social science as a set of beliefs about what an effective…

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    Project-Based Learning: Founders' Intent

    This project promotes student inquiry through simulation and role-playing activities that introduce the…

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    Professional Campaign Consultants

    In the first clip, Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and Republican strategist Todd Harris talked…

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    The Redistricting Process

    In these two clips, National Conference of State Legislatures' Tim Storey talked about the process of…

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    Compulsory Voting

    Nicholas Stephanopoulos, an associate professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talked about…

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