Law and Politics

What the law requires is not always fair or just or honorable. Politics is often polarizing. Stories in this collection help us to examine the highs and lows of "the law" over the centuries.

Law and Politics Chapters

Although the Soviet Union never acknowledged that its policies caused the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33, Russia acknowledged it in 2003.

Refusing to grant access to individuals who can see how the Ukrainian people are starving, Soviet officials assure the world, and their own countrymen...

As Ukrainians starve, the Soviet government covers-up the disaster occurring in Ukraine by selling more and more grain to other countries.

Stalin's orders to take Ukrainian grain, between 1932-33, cause people throughout Ukraine to starve.

The Bolsheviks change their sharing policies to taking policies not long after consolidating their power.

Law and Politics Story Briefs

On May 22, 1939, Italy and Germany sign an alliance which is known as the "Pact of Steel."

In this image we see an original draft, in President Kennedy's handwriting, of the famous phrase in his inaugural address: "Ask not what your country ...

America's Civil War significantly impacted Missouri, then a ''Slave State'' (but one that remained in the Union). Refugees, from Missouri's northern-b...

Woodrow Wilson, about to be inaugurated as U.S. President, learns that American women are marching in protest against his stance on female voting righ...

On June 23, 1972, an audio recorder taped a damaging talk - called "The Smoking Gun" - between Nixon and Haldeman. This photo depicts the Watergate Co...

Law and Politics Learning Tasks

Determine and Analyze in Detail the Theme Development

Determine and Analyze a Theme from Details in the Text

Determine a Theme and Summarize the Text

Law and Politics Audios

On the 16th of October, 1938, Winston Churchill broadcast a speech urging both his country, and America, to arm themselves.

Jean Valjean was imprisoned nineteen years - at hard labor - for breaking into a bakery, stealing a loaf of bread, then trying to escape from his life...

Not long after she received her diary, as a birthday present, Anne Frank and her father took a walk together near their Amsterdam home.

This radio play, starring Orson Welles as Captain Bligh, was broadcast via the Campbell Playhouse on January 13, 1939.

This audio clip, from the National Archives, is the swearing-in and inaugural address of John F.

Law and Politics Audio Narrations

What does it take to become a Judge? What does it take to be a good one?

When Arthur Tudor dies, at age 15, his younger brother Henry is in line to rule Britain as Henry VIII.

After Abe Lincoln was elected President, in 1860, Southerners began to secede from the Union.

What's up with Abe Lincoln's tousled hair? Turns out, he liked the messy look.

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