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Judge Appointments: Getting on the Bench

The Problem Everyone always talks about the importance of elections for the President, senators, and representatives. It makes sense - they’re big players in the executive and leg...

Roe v. Wade (1973)

Case During Second Wave feminism, which developed from the 1960s through the 1980s, many women tried to combat traditional gender roles, which often forced them to stay in the hou...

Third Parties: Outsiders Looking In

Introduction You’ve probably heard of Democrats and Republicans, the two major political parties in the United States. Ever since the early 1800s, every American president has com...

Bush v. Gore (2000)

Case The 2000 Election between Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore was historically close. On election night, a clear winner was not determined. While Gore was init...

Interest Groups: Influencing Politics

Introduction At the start of a new school year, Bianca and her classmates notice fewer after-school activities and clubs. When they ask their principal about it, she says that the...