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Digital Studios: Crash Course Government and Politics

Welcome to school without the classroom! Host Craig Benzine takes you through a tour of US government and politics.

Episodes

Season 1
Craig is going to dive into the controversy of monetary and fiscal policy. Monetary and...
Season 1
Today, we're going to wrap up our discussion of economic policy by looking at government...
Season 1
How does the government plays a role in the economy? Specifically, the way the government...
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Today we wrap up our discussion of the media by talking about how the government...
Season 1
So today we're going to look at the rather thorny issue of the media and its role in...
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So last week we talked about what special interest groups are and how they influence the...
Season 1
Craig is going to talk about something you fans out there have been demanding for months...
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Let's dive into the history of American political parties. So throughout most of United...
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Today, Craig is going to talk about political parties and their role in American politics...
Season 1
Political campaigns are a pretty big deal in the United States. For instance the 2012...
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Craig tries to get inside the heads of voters by discussing how voters make decisions....
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Let's talk about Gerrymandering - that is the process in which voting districts are...
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This week Craig is going to give you a broad overview of elections in the United States....
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So today Craig is going to look at political ideology in America. We're going to focus on...
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Craig explores where our political opinions come from. Of course, most people's politics...
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Up until this point we've specifically been looking at government - that is answering the...
Season 1
So we've been talking about civil rights for the last few episodes now, and we're finally...
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Today, Craig is going to wrap up our discussion of discrimination by looking more closely...
Season 1
Discrimination against women tends to be handled somewhat differently in the courts as...
Season 1
We've spent the last few episodes talking about civil liberties, or our protections from...
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This week Craig is going to continue our discussion of due process. Technically, we...
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This week Craig talks about police searches and seizures. Now, the fourth amendment says...
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Today, Craig is going to finish up our discussion of the First Amendment with freedom of...
Season 1
Today, FINALLY, Craig is going to talk about Free Speech! Now, free speech is so...
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Today, Craig is going to take a look at the First Amendment and your right to freedom of...
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Today, Craig is going to give you an overview of civil rights and civil liberties. Often...
Season 1
As you may have noticed, the Supreme Court recently handed down some pretty big decisions...
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Today, Craig Benzine is going to tell you about the Supreme Court's most important case,...
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This week Craig Benzine talks about what happens when a case makes it to the Supreme...
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This week is all about the structure of the U.S. court system and how exactly it manages...
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It's pretty easy to forget that the courts, and the laws that come out of them, affect...
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We finish our discussion of bureaucracy by looking at methods the other branches of...
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This week Craig Benzine breaks down the different types of bureaucracies. Some...
Season 1
Bureaucracies tend to be associated with unintelligible rules and time-wasting procedures...
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Filling the role of the executive branch is a pretty big job - much too big for just one...
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What are all these federal agencies about? Well, the president has a lot of stuff to do...
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This week Craig continues our conversation on presidential powers by looking at those NOT...
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This week Craig looks at the expressed powers of the President of the United States -...
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This week Craig breaks out the crystal ball to try and figure out why our congresspeople...
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The process of how a bill becomes a law can be pretty complex, fraught with potential...
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This week Craig Benzine explores the leadership structure of congress. We’ll examine the...
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This week Craig Benzine clears up the role of committees in Congress. We’ll talk about...
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This week Craig Benzine talks about the importance of congressional elections. Craig will...
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The United State’s didn’t always have its current system of government. Actually, this is...
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In the United States, power is divided between the national government and the 50 state...
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In theory, the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Brach are...
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Craig Benzine teaches you about the United States Congress, and why it's bicameral, and...
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Craig Benzine introduces a brand new Crash Course about U.S. Government and Politics! We'...


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Host Craig Benzine takes you through a tour of US government and politics.