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US Senator Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution

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dateline: 10 February 2016/English Club Pre-Listening Vocabulary political revolution: a new system of government Democratic: representing the US Democratic Party (as opposed to the Republican Party) primary: an early vote that helps decide a political party’s leader before a presidential election corruption: dishonest behaviour influence: to have an effect on Listen and Read. [ 1:06 […]

Civics

Civil Rights |Glossary and Terms

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These are important words and ideas to understand to learn about Civil Rights. Affirmative Action – A group of policies that help to benefit groups that have been discriminated against based on race or gender. Americans with Disabilities Act – This law was passed in 1990 giving the disabled the same protections against discrimination as […]

Civics

Civil Rights |Jim Crow Laws

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Civil Rights |Jim Crow Laws

Taken from: Duckers.com Civil Rights for Kids: Jim Crow Laws  What were the Jim Crow laws? Jim Crow laws were laws in the South based on race. They enforced segregation between white people and black people in public places such as schools, transportation, restrooms, and restaurants. They also made it difficult for black people to vote.When […]

Ideas

Don’t feed the animals

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Over 21 cities in the US have made it illegal to feed the homeless.  Outrageous!  I am sick. Illegal to feed people?  The value and caliber of our society is falling hard and fast. If there is one thing I will always do, it is to escort a hungry person to an eatery and buy them […]