2021 AP U.S. Skills with Daniel Jocz Episode #10 | Continuity & Change Over Time + Claims & Evidence
In this episode, we understand the development and fight for democratic rights to sharpen skills in continuity and change over time, claims and evidence in sources, and multiple-choice review.
Voting Rights in America
A vote is the best way of getting the kind of country and the kind of world you want. –HARRY S. TRUMAN The history of the amendments to the Constitution is, in one sense, a history of the expansion of certain political freedoms, including voting. At the Founding of the United States, many groups, including landless white men, slaves, free blacks, and women, could not vote.
Property Rights and the Supreme Court
In 2005, a couple bought 0.63 acres of land in a northern Idaho subdivision. They began making preparations to build a house by clearing the land and laying gravel for the foundation. Soon, however, the United States Environmental Protection Agency informed the couple that their land was classified as protected wetlands, and, absent the necessary permit, they would need to halt construction and bring the land back to its original state. For every day they did not comply, they could face a $37,000 fine authorized under the Clean Water Act.