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"Dark film," a term applied by French critics to a type of American film, usually in the detective or thriller genres, with low-key lighting and a somber mood.
a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the First Amendment prohibits government from censoring political broadcasts in candidate elections when those broadcasts are funded by corporations or unions
Amicus Curiae Briefs
Legal briefs submitted by a "friend of the court" for the purpose of raising additional points of view and presenting information not contained in the briefs of the formal parties. These briefs attempt to influence a court's decision.
Brought about by the Jefferson/Burr tie, stated that presidential and vice-presidential nominees would run on the same party ticket. Before that time, all of the candidates ran against each other, with the winner becoming president and second-place becoming vice-president.
A process in which a substantial group of voters switches party allegiance, producing a long-term change in the political landscape.
meetings of party leaders to determine party policy or to choose the party's candidates for public office
A ballot vote in which citizens select a party's nominee for the general election.
National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot at the Democratic national party convention.
A political party's statement of its goals and policies for the next four years. The platform is drafted prior to the party convention by a committee whose members are chosen in rough proportion to each candidate's strength. It is the best formal statement of a party's beliefs.
Trial of Socrates
399, accusations: corrupting young & not believing in God - Defense: "The unexamined life is not worth living" he was against democracy,
A large temple dedicated to the goddess Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. It was built in the 5th century BCE, during the Athenian golden age.
The series of monuments and temples that make up the entrance to the Acropolis
the main room of a temple where the god is housed
Famous temple on the Acropolis known for its Porch of Maidens
Equal Rights Amendment
constitutional amendment passed by Congress but never ratified that would have banned discrimination on the basis of gender
athletic events, including horse races and chariot races, held as part of the festival called Panathenaea, honoring the goddess Athena
procession that transported a special robe to the top of the Acropolis, to be presented to Athena; the procession was one part of a festival that included games and oxen sacrifices; (that oxen meat was served at a feast on the last night of the festival, the "pannychis", or "all-nighter")