US President Bush News Conference Dec 2007
In his final press conference of 2007, U.S. President Bush said on Thursday he was not satisfied with political progress in Iraq. Jon Decker reports.
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank of America. In the summer of 1832, the bank war started when Congress, led by Henry Clay, renewed the banks charter even though it wasn't due to expire until 1836. Clay had pushed the bill through for political reasons. Henry Clay was running for president that year.
U.S. Geography Quiz
Here are a few questions and answers over the economic and political geography of the United States. Also a U.S geography quiz. (Amateur video) Professor uses computer screen for the statistics.
This lesson deals with political correctness. There is a definition of PR and there is useful vocabulary presented. There is reference to attitude and how the things we say influence others. There are clear examples about gender, physically challenged, ethnic groups, etc.
"A Brave and Startling Truth" Poem by Maya Angelou
This is a visually powerful video mashup of Maya Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth." As the poet reads her poem, we watch a series of images of horrific historical nightmares and terrors as well as natural and artistic beauty and social/political/religious people and customs. (6:03)
Brazil Part 8: Feijoada, Brazil's National Dish
For recipes, visit www.ciaprochef.com/WCA Any discussion of Brazil's iconic dishes is incomplete without an in-depth look at the country's national dish- feijoada completa. Feijoada is more than just a bean stew... it is a cultural rite of passage. Opting for a taste of carioca style feijoada, we travel to Ipanema to pay a visit to a true Rio classic - Chef Gilberto Araújo's Casa da Feijoada. Many legends mistakenly attribute feijoada to the slave kitchen, but the Portuguese consumed feijoada
The Policy-Making Cycle
This video is accompanied by text. "Political socialization is the process by which people learn and form opinions about government and politics. This process typically begins at home, where children overhear their parents talking about political issues, concerns, and politicians. Most people can probably recall a time when they heard their parents or other adults praising or ranting about a politician. The things that are said, both good and bad, influence how young minds perceive government an
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Inspired by Wisconsin
Inspired by Wisconsin - People get ideas, thoughts, feelings, and urges to take action or create something from the world around them. Throughout Wisconsin's history, people have responded to the state's environment in a multitude of ways. The state's diverse landscapes have inspired people to pursue both practical and creative endeavors. The Wisconsin landscape has motivated people to become farmers, take political action, write music, create works of art, build cities, and establish wild
The Rise Of The Berlin Wall
This video shows what the situation in Germany was like after World War II. It explains the political circumstances that led to the creation of the Berlin Wall.
Fall of the Berlin Wall
This short video is part of a news reports on the fall of the Berlin Wall. It shows the people celebrating and there is an account of the political situation in 1989. There is footage of moment the wall was demolished.
War of The Century - Part 4
This forth part of the documentary refers to the way in which the German treated their prisoners. There is footage and you can see also Stalin's political prisoners brutally killed. The video shows Hitler's visit to former soviet territory. He orders action. Soviet's defence tactics were primitive, poorly equipped and had no training but they would be stubborn enough so as not to surrender Kiev so easily. Leningrad was surrounded and Kiev in German's hands. There is footage of the battle and f
Federalism is a system in which two or more governments share power over the same constituents. Ultimate political authority, or sovereignty, is shared between the governments. The national government is supreme and holds powers on certain issues, and the state governments have the same sovereignty over different issues. The workings of the federal system and how national, state, and local governments relate is described as intergovernmental relations. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches
The Election of 1896
This video is accompanied by text. "The depression of the 1890s, and President Cleveland’s unwillingness to use federal resources to assist the unemployed, alienated irate farmers and workers from the Democratic Party. During the 1892 and 1894 elections, Democrats suffered large Congressional seat losses while Republicans and Populists each achieved significant gains.
As the presidential election of 1896 drew closer and political leaders worked to define party platforms, currency standa
Becoming the President
To be elected, candidates must meet age, residency, and citizenship
requirements. It helps, also, to belong to a political party. Political
parties select candidates at political conventions and help them
campaign. Presidential elections are held every four years, Citizens who meet the age requirement vote to select electors to the Electoral
College. The Electoral College votes and determins who will be
president. The president takes the oath of office in Janua
Mass Media and Presidential Campaigns
Information about American political campaigns and the media. Footage of Nixon's appearance on the media during his presidential campaign against Kennedy.
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Actions taken by the Allied powers during the war likew
The Yalta Conference
The second and final summit meeting attended by the Big Three was held in early February 1945, at Yalta on the Black Sea. Roosevelt's advisers included chief political troubleshooter Harry Hopkins, and the new secretary of state, Edward. R. Stettinius, Jr.Fast-paced with slides and narration.
Political Parties in the United States
The emergence of political parties in the United States of America.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm