Just the Facts: Understanding Government

Just the Facts: Understanding Government

     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
12/21/2004
UPC:
0743452145522
Rating:
NR
Source:
Goldhill Home Media
Time:
2:30:00

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Executive Branch
1. Introduction [:46]
2. Our System of Checks and Balances [1:53]
3. Article Two of the Constitution [3:15]
4. The Structure of the Executive Branch [1:25]
5. The White House Office [:55]
6. The Office of the Vice President [:57]
7. The Office of Management and Budget [1:16]
8. The Council of Economic Advisors [:23]
9. The National Security Council [1:17]
10. The Office of Policy Development [:18]
11. The Office of U.S. Trade Representative [:15]
12. The Council of Environmental Quality [:22]
13. The Office of Science and Technology Policy [:21]
14. The Office of Administration [:14]
15. The State of the Union Address [1:30]
16. The Cabinet Departments [3:25]
17. The Department of State [1:00]
18. The Advisors to the President [1:34]
19. The Defense Department [:40]
20. The Treasury Department [:23]
21. The Department of Justice [:25]
22. The Department of the Interior [:31]
23. The Department of Agriculture [:24]
24. The Department of Commerce [:14]
25. The Department of Labor [:19]
26. The Department of Health and Human Services [:16]
27. The Department of Housing and Urban Development [:13]
28. The Department of Transportation [:16]
29. The Department of Energy [:13]
30. The Department of Education [:16]
31. The Veterans Affairs Department [:18]
32. The Department of Homeland Security [:27]
33. Independent Agencies and Commissions [1:44]
34. The Executive Order [3:29]
35. Foreign Policy [1:20]
36. The Power of the Veto [:49]
37. The President as a Law Enforcer [3:42]
38. The President's Emergency Powers [5:09]
Side #2 -- The Legislative Branch
1. Introduction and Main Title [1:01]
2. The Power of the Three Branches of Government [1:01]
3. The Responsibilities of the Branches of Government [:38]
4. The Makeup of the House of Representatives [2:09]
5. The Makeup of the Senate [1:25]
6. Getting Elected to Congress [2:05]
7. A Brief History of Congress [3:25]
8. The Architecture of the Capitol [:42]
9. A Bicameral Legislature [1:41]
10. The Leaders of Congress [1:28]
11. Partisanship and Deliberation [1:19]
12. The Powers of Congress [6:36]
13. Special Interest Groups and Lobbyists [3:31]
14. Congress Under the Eyes of the Press [1:06]
15. Congress in Committee Is Congress at Work [2:25]
16. Types of Committees [2:31]
17. How Laws Are Made [5:19]
18. The President's Approval or Veto of a Bill [1:13]
19. Congressional Staff [1:09]
20. Wrap Up and Closing Credits [2:24]
Side #3 -- The Judicial Branch
1. Introduction [1:17]
2. Article Three of the Constitution [1:44]
3. Appointment of Justices [1:48]
4. The Locations of the Supreme Court [:35]
5. The Functions of the Supreme Court [4:23]
6. The Power of Judicial Review [3:18]
7. Federal Law Overrides State Law [4:23]
8. Supreme Court Cases That Protect Our Rights [9:23]
9. The Dred Scott Decision [1:42]
10. The Nine Supreme Court Justices [2:50]
11. Impeachment of a Justice [1:31]
12. The First Minority Justices [:40]
13. The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court [1:55]
14. Outstanding Justices of the Supreme Court [1:53]
15. How the Supreme Court Works [3:13]
16. Wrap Up and Closing Credits [2:42]

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