Law and Politics

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  • 1860 Secession from the Union?: Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

  • 1863 DRAFT LAW: Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

  • 1863 DRAFT RIOTS: For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

  • Aaron Burr and the Deadly Duel: Aaron Burr became America's third Vice President in 1800. He has an interesting history, but not all of it is pleasant!

  • A BACKGROUND OF WAR: The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

  • ABEL and POWERS - A SPY for a SPY: Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a spy for a spy.

  • Abigail and John Adams Debate the Rights of Women: As early as 1776, before Britain's colonies in America became a nation, Abigail Adams urged her husband to "remember the ladies" in the Declaration of Independence.

  • A BOGUS CHARGE: Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

  • Abolishing the Slave Trade - William Wilberforce: After trying, for nearly two decades, to abolish the slave trade, William Wilberforce finally convinces Parliament to do the right thing on February 23, 1807.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln is known, among other things, as "The Compassionate President."

  • Abraham Lincoln and His Tousled Hair: When Abraham Lincoln did not like the way a photographer had smoothed his hair, the future President ran his fingers through it - just before the picture was taken - giving himself (and his hair) a hi...

  • Abraham Lincoln - President During the Civil War: Being U.S. President, during America's Civil War, required Mr. Lincoln to make difficult strategic decisions.

  • A Civics Lesson for Your School: A lesson plan to make your school's elections presidential.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

  • A CLOSED SOCIETY: Britain's "high society" is closed to all who are not born into the upper class.

  • A DIFFERENT VERSION: To resolve the missile crisis, America removes obsolete missiles in Turkey but replaces them with missiles on nuclear submarines.

  • A DIVINELY ORDAINED FIGHT: Creating rebellious ideas, religious leaders insist that fighting a tyrant is a Christian duty.

  • A DOYLE VICTORY: In December of 1955, Doyle wins his case, but the laws remain unchanged.

  • AFRICA, BEFORE SLAVERS: Africa has a rich history and culture before European slave traders arrive and begin to capture slaves.

  • Al Capone - Early Years: When the federal government outlawed liquor, in 1920, alcohol still flowed - and Al Capone made sure he was at the center of the illegal enterprise. He'd become the most famous gangster in the countr...

  • A LEGAL KIDNAPPING: Unknown to his Edgardo Mortara's parents, a Catholic servant girl working in the Mortara household baptizes the sick Edgardo when he is a young child.

  • Alexander Hamilton and His 21st-Century Popularity: Alexander Hamilton had words of advice in a deadlocked political battle. He's now the subject of a major musical. Watch how it all started in this video clip.

  • ...ALLOW BAD ACTIONS: Edgardo Mortara is a Jewish child, living in a Papal State, who is legally removed from his home under canon laws regarding baptism.

  • Amazing Grace: On May 12, 1789 William Wilberforce chided fellow members of the British Parliament with these words: ''You can look the other way, but you can no longer say you didn't know'' (about the slave trade)...

  • American Anarchy - Whiskey Rebellion: America is still a young country when the newly formed federal government passes an excise tax on the production of whiskey. Rebellion quickly follows.

  • American Colonies: Tired of paying high taxes to Great Britain, the thirteen American colonies decide the time has come to be free.

  • AMERICAN FIRSTS: On November 28, 1775, Congressestablishesthe U.S. Navy to stand against the British.

  • AMERICAN PRESIDENTS: Many American leaders are the subjects of Herblock's political cartoons.

  • American Revolution - Highlights: Tired of paying high taxes to Great Britain, the thirteen American colonies decide the time has come to be free.

  • AMERICAN WOMEN AT WAR: U.S. government posters target American women, during WWII, encouraging them to be part of the war effort.

  • AMERICA'S FIRST DOLLARS: As a sign of freedom, the colonies begin printing their own money.

  • Amistad Incident: Kidnapped Africans, on board La Amistad, do not consider themselves slaves and revolt. Not long thereafter they are captured and put on trial.

  • Amistad - Kidnapped People "Rise Up":

  • AN AMERICAN DEATH: Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

  • Ancient Hawaiian Kapu: Kapu means rules and learn how Hawaiians lived with them!

  • A NEAR-MUTINY: To control a near mutiny, the group creates the Mayflower Compact, the first known "American" self-governing document.

  • A NEW CONSTITUTION: Amid worries about a strong central government, one Constitutional writer promises the federal courts will not control too much power.

  • ANIMALS as DEFENDANTS - RATIONALE: Killer animals are on trial because people believe Satan acts through those animals.

  • AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: Disregarding death threats due to his race, Brashear graduates from diving school.

  • ANTI-BUSING PROTESTS: Blacks are in favor of forced busing to get educational equality, but whites protest.

  • Anti-Saloon League - Atlantic City: Members of the Anti-Saloon League believed that once Prohibition was enacted, and enforced, Americans would stop drinking alcoholic beverages

  • AN UNJUST LAW IMPACTS MARRIED WOMEN: Illinois has a law allowing husbands to declare their wives insane and have them committed to an asylum.

  • AN UNTIMELY DEATH: After the death of Henri IV, Cardinal Richelieu advises the new young King Louis XIII, and life for the Huguenots gets worse.

  • A PERSECUTED PEOPLE: This group of English citizens break the law by moving and forming their own church in Holland.

  • A Plan for Freedom: One of Bass' letters reaches the right people in the North. Henry Northup makes a plan to free Platt (Solomon Northup).

  • ARE YOU KIDDING?!: During his long career, Herblock targets politics and public policy using truth to remind public servants that they serve the people.

  • Arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald: Police officers arrest Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater on November 22, 1963.

  • ARREST of RUDOLF ABEL: When his main contact in America defects in Paris, Rudolf Abel is "found out." The FBI tracks him down, to his Brooklyn neighborhood, and arrests him at a Manhattan hotel.

  • Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Although his parents had great plans for their son, Arthur dies when he is only 15 years old.

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