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Voting rights and the Supreme Court: The impossible “literacy” test Louisiana used to give black voters. The Vault is Slate's new history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Update, 7.3: Read more about my hunt for an original, archival copy of this test here. This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. After the end of the Civil War, would-be black voters in the South faced an array of disproportionate barriers to enfranchisement. The website of the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, which collects materials related to civil rights, hosts a few samples of actual literacy tests used in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. In many cases, people working within the movement collected these in order to use them in voter education, which is how we ended up with this documentary evidence. Most of the tests collected here are a battery of trivia questions related to civic procedure and citizenship. There was little room for befuddlement.

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The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. For threats outside the U.S., contact CIA or go to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and ask for the information to be passed to a U.S. official. Please know, CIA does not engage in law enforcement. In addition to the options below, individuals contact CIA in a variety of creative ways. If you feel it is safe, consider providing these details with your submission: Your full name Biographic details, such as a photograph of yourself, and a copy of the biographic page of your passport How you got the information you want to share with CIA How to contact you, including your home address and phone number

Political corruption World map of the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, which measures "the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians". High numbers (yellow) indicate less perception of corruption, whereas lower numbers (red) indicate higher perception of corruption. Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence. The activities that constitute illegal corruption differ depending on the country or jurisdiction. For instance, some political funding practices that are legal in one place may be illegal in another. Some forms of corruption – now called “institutional corruption”[2] – are distinguished from bribery and other kinds of obvious personal gain. Effects[edit] Economic effects[edit] Types[edit]

Archived: Teachers' tools, NCID, CDC Virus Encounters This popular free curriculum offers middle and high school school teachers a comprehensive set of multimedia aids and activities for teaching units on infectious disease topics. CDC experts team up with Turner CNNfyi.com and use extensive video, text, and the transcripts of interactive discussions to present sessions on topics like viruses, infectious diseases yesterday and today, influenza, and epidemiology, the disease detective profession. Accompanying these are five complete learning activities, including labs and simulations, that allow students to further explore the subjects. All materials here are adapted from a live, daylong interactive event with webcasts and moderated chats that was broadcast on October 24, 2000.

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The 2012 Statistical Abstract What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Sources of Data The Abstract is also your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). available for free from Microsoft®. denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. available free from Adobe. indicates a link to a non-government web site.

Bill of Rights Download a PDF of the Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison. One of the many points of contention between Federalists and Anti-Federalists was the Constitution’s lack of a bill of rights that would place specific limits on government power. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Madison, then a member of the U.S. The House approved 17 amendments. The Bill of Rights is a list of limits on government power. The Bill of Rights – Full Text Amendment I Amendment II Amendment III Amendment IV Amendment V Amendment VI Amendment VII Amendment VIII

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agencies and Offices A list of all Agencies and Offices within USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, emergency assistance programs... Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Dietary guidance, nutrition policy coordination, nutrition education... Food Safety Meat, poultry, and egg inspection, food recalls, food labeling, packaging... Marketing and Regulatory Programs Organic program, animal and plant health, grain inspection... Natural Resources and Environment Forestry, conservation, damage prevention, land management, sustainable land management... Research, Education and Economics U.S. food and fibers system, library, statistics, research, analysis, education... Rural Development Financial programs, water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, economic development, loans, lending pools...

6 Ways to Make Civics Learning Come Alive “What does it mean to live in a democracy?” “What are our rights and responsibilities as citizens of a neighborhood, a city, a state, a country?” These are important questions and ones we believe our students must be able to answer by the time they graduate from high school. A thoughtful understanding of citizenship and civic life is one of the goals we have for all of our students as they move on toward college and the workplace. But as many teachers can attest, it’s not so easy to teach! This fall, the new College, Career, Civic Life (C3) Framework is being released to help educators expand social studies and civic education in the K-12 classroom. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Teachers: Share your favorite project or lesson that helps you to engage students in civic learning and understanding and win a trip to the National Council for Social Studies conference (NCSS 2013) or an iPad Mini.

Post Secondary Prep The Students.gov website was retired on October 2, 2011. You can find the information and resources listed on Students.gov at the following websites: USA.gov—The U.S. government's official Web portal to federal, state, and local government Web resources and services.CareerOneStop—Your pathway to career success. This site provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.Student Jobs—Learn about co-ops, internships, summer jobs, the Outstanding Scholars Program, volunteer opportunities, and part-time and full-time jobs with the federal government.

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