Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16

In which John Green finally gets around to talking about some women’s history. In the 19th Century, the United States was changing rapidly, as we noted in the recent Market Revolution and Reform Movements episodes. Things were also in a state of flux for women. The reform movements, which were in large part driven byContinue reading “Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16”

Voting change sought by Brazil’s Bolsonaro defeated in Congress

A Brazilian congressional committee on Thursday voted against a constitutional amendment to adopt printed ballots, in a major defeat for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The 34-member committee voted 23 to 11 to shelve the amendment that Bolsonaro had advocated for weeks, claiming the country’s electronic voting system is open to fraud. Critics say Bolsonaro, likeContinue reading “Voting change sought by Brazil’s Bolsonaro defeated in Congress”

Let’s Teach a Government Representative About Amendments – Beau of the Fifth Column

U.S. Constitutional Amendments The United States Constitution is often referred to as a “living document” that grows and changes as society moves forward. And no matter a person’s view on constitutional interpretation, there’s no doubt that amendments to the Constitution have changed the course of the American legal system. The first ten amendments became knownContinue reading “Let’s Teach a Government Representative About Amendments – Beau of the Fifth Column”

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