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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2010
In this article, the author examines the practice of the filibuster, using as the featured document the signed cloture motion in the Senate for an end to the filibuster to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The accompanying teaching activities enable teachers to introduce their classes to the history and practice of the filibuster. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: United States History, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Yang, Elizabeth M.; Gaines, Kristi – Social Education, 2008
The process of voting is a fundamental right and privilege of any democracy. In fact, "Merriam-Webster" defines the word democracy as "a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free…
Descriptors: Voting, Democracy, Elections, Civil Rights