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The 19th Amendment
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The 19th Amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Congress passed the amendment in June 1919. Suffragists lobbied local and state representatives to ensure its subsequent ratification by the states.

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Civics
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Social Science
U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Suffrage in America
Date Added:
05/13/2016
The Abolitionist Movement
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Scholars discuss a variety of different efforts promoting the abolition of slavery including the Black Abolitionist movement, and how the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) played a major role in the abolition movement even before the Revolutionary War.

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History
U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Slavery and the Constitution
Date Added:
05/13/2015
African American Disenfranchisement
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By the 1880s, most southern states prevented African American men from voting by using a combination of laws, economic pressure, and intimidation. Disenfranchisement of African Americans was both politically and racially motivated.

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U.S. History
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Suffrage in America
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05/13/2016
African American Suffrage During Reconstruction
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Following the Civil War, new laws and constitutional amendments expanded voting rights for African American men. Black political power expanded dramatically and African American men held public office and served in Congress. The passage of state laws in the 1870s reversed the political gains of African Americans in the south.

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Civics
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U.S. History
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Suffrage in America
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Article III and the Creation of a Federal Judiciary
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Scholars discuss Article III of the Constitution which specifies that the U.S. judicial system shall have one Supreme Court, and then leaves to Congress the decision about when to ñordain and establishî the lower (ñinferiorî) courts.

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Civics
History
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U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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The Federal Judiciary
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Barron v. Baltimore
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In the landmark case Barron v. Baltimore (1833), the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution's Bill of Rights restricts only the powers of the federal government and not those of the state governments.

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U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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The Federal Judiciary
Date Added:
05/13/2016
The Beginnings of American Slavery
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White colonists bought and sold the labor of both white and black servants in the 17th-century Americas. As lifelong bondage of enslaved Africans became more financially viable, the indentured servitude of whites was phased out. Scholars provide contextual background to the development of race-based slavery in the New World.

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History
U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Slavery and the Constitution
Date Added:
05/13/2015
Challenges to the Voting Rights Act
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Scholars discuss the impact of the case Shelby County v. Holder in eliminating the coverage formula of the Voting Rights Act. The coverage formula determined which jurisdictions had to ñpreclearî changes to their election rules with the federal government before implementing them, based on their history of race-based voter discrimination.

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Civics
History
Social Science
U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Suffrage in America
Date Added:
05/13/2016
Colonial Voting Precedents
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The right to vote was more widespread in the colonies than in England, due to the fact that property ownership was more widespread. Following the Declaration of Independence, several states reformed their voting procedures to allow all taxpaying, free, adult males the right to vote.

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U.S. History
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Suffrage in America
Date Added:
05/13/2016
The Commerce Clause
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The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power "to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes." the clause serves as the legal foundation of much of the U.S. government's regulatory power. Scholars discuss the notable Supreme Court case Gibbons v. Ogden.

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Civics
History
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U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
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Congress, the Constitution, and Contemporary Politics
Date Added:
05/05/2016
Congressional Appropriations
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Scholars explain how House and Senate produce appropriations bills to fund the federal government, and the major challenges to this process.

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Civics
History
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U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
Provider Set:
Congress, the Constitution, and Contemporary Politics
Date Added:
05/05/2016
The Congressional Committee Structure
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Congress divides its legislative, oversight, and internal administrative tasks among more than 200 committees and subcommittees. Scholars explain the main types of committees and what power they hold over legislation.

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U.S. History
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Lecture
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James Madison's Montpelier
Provider Set:
Congress, the Constitution, and Contemporary Politics
Date Added:
05/05/2016
Congressional Leadership
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Scholars discuss the differences of authority between the Speaker of the House and the presiding officer of the Senate. They also discuss how leadership of both houses has changed over time.

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Civics
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
James Madison's Montpelier
Provider Set:
Congress, the Constitution, and Contemporary Politics
Date Added:
05/05/2016