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Use this American Government by the People video entitled Equal Rights Under the Law to understand how government works and to study how Americans are committed to equality, an elusive term, with most support for equality of opportunity, some for equality of starting conditions, and some for equality of results. Learn about how progress in securing civil rights for African-Americans was a long time in coming. After the Civil War the national government briefly tried to secure some measure of protection for the freed slaves and to enforce the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments and the civil rights laws passed to implement them. But when federal troops withdrew from the South in 1877, the national government withdrew from the field and blacks were left to their own resources. Not for nearly a century did the national government take action to prevent racial segregation and discrimination against blacks. 

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  • Equal Rights Laws. Learn about Equal Rights Under the Law. Gain a richer understanding of America's government and learn why a democracy requires continual participation by its citizens.
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  • Compare current policies in welfare, health care, education, and crime against policies of the New Deal and Great Society.
  • See how the social and economic diversity in American society affects public opinion, special interest groups, and voting behavior.
  • Study the United States' foreign and defense policies and its role in the United Nations. Learn about the roots of state constitutions and the challenges for state and local governments.
  • Discover the many benefits of using online video for visual learning. Educational video for teaching the K-12 curriculum provides online learning for children and students of all ages and abilities. Using subtitled video - or video with closed captions - enables children to choose between watching, listening to, or reading each presentation whichever best suites their individual learning style. A wonderful option particularly for dyslexia and special needs education.

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