Route of a Bill Through Congress
A bill is a piece of legislation that has been proposed but has not been passed. Bills come from many sources, such as politicians, private citizens, special interest groups, and the president. However, only members of Congress have the right to introduce a bill for consideration. While Congress is in session for a two-year term, its members introduce between 10,000 and 11,000 bills. However, Congress passes only around five or six percent of the bills that are introduced. (Video is narrated wit
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Incumbency
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career.  (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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The signers of the Declaration of Independence
All 56 of the founding fathers who put their signatures to that historic document July 1776 are in this video along with the state they represented and their...
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Personification Examples in Literature
Personification examples used by politicians, ministers, etc. The video has recordings by the actual individuals using personification, so you may have to adjust your sound as the recording levels vary. For fourth-grade students and older.
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Twelve Olympians
Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Artemis, Apollo, Athena, Hephaestus, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Hestia (and Dionysus) are all described briefly in this video.  There is greek music in the background while we statues of the Gods and Goddesses on the screen and text descriptions of what they represented.
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The 12 Gods of Olympus
The 12 Gods of Olympus represented a single concept: nature, in all its phases and each god or goddess was associated with one or more of the powers of nature.  This video shows pictures and text on the screen that describe each of these Olympians in great detail.  Though the text moves somewhat quickly, it shares excellent information.  Use your pause button if necessary.
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Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
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Dred Scott Decision - "Slaves are not Citizens"
This video is accompanied by text. "The controversy surrounding the Kansas-Nebraska Act affected the 1856 Democratic presidential nomination. Party members vetoed the selection of two prominent figures involved with the act—Stephen Douglas and Franklin Pierce. Rather, delegates elected James Buchanan, a Pennsylvania lawyer not connected with the Kansas-Nebraska affair. Therefore, Democratic leaders believed he was safe from Republican scrutiny.
Buchanan sailed to an easy victory over Rep

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U.S. Child Labor 1908-1920
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The History of Political Parties, by Eric O'Keefe
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Animal Farm
The video is an animated movie about barn animals acting  out human faults in life and politics. This captivating animation is based on Orwell's classic tale, 'Animal Farm'.

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"National Interests, Regional Concerns: Historicizing Malayalam Cinema"
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Moveable Museums Make Trip to D.C.
A group of New York City schoolchildren and American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) officials launched two Moveable Museums as they left on their first trip to Washington, D.C. The Moveable Museums, 37-foot-long customized recreational vehicles outfitted as exhibition spaces with specimens, videos, and interactive activities, will represented the Museum at the first-ever USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall on October 23-24. The Moveable Museum fleet consists of four v
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2010 WASH Media Awards Ceremony
Out of more than 180 entries from 40 countries, nine journalists have been named the winners of the 2009/2010 WASH Media Awards. The WASH Media Award initiative recognizes and supports the crucial role of the media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene services. It aims to help improve access to these services by having a positive influence on politicians, business persons, civil society representatives and individual citizens. The initiative, first launched
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The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science - An Introduction
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Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960
On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation's adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Film footage © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. For more archival
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Harold Varmus: 2010 National Book Festival
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Antisemitism in the Political Arena
Professor Julianne Wetzel speaks about the shape that anti-Semitism has taken amongst politicians and within governments.
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 17, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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