After Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government created the Department of Homeland Security and tasked it with preventing future terrorist attacks on American soil. The creation of this massive and expensive bureaucracy resulted in a dramatic expansion of government scrutiny over individual Americans' behavior and, critics argue, a decrease in civil liberties. The degree to which these trends have made Americans safer is unclear.
This collection of material is connected with the Frontline show dedicated to the same topic. It has four case studies as well as discussions with different members of the juvenile justice system about the the issues facing the system in modern America.
Students will investigate the political negotiation process involved in passing a bill through Congress, as well as the understand the way that people--legislators, lobbyists, etc.--affect and influence the final draft of a bill. Students will debate whether the outside influences should have been accepted by the Obama administration in order to make the deal.
This is a collection of interviews and resources from Frontline dealing with individuals who have bounced in and out of prision and mental health institutes. It addresses the challenges which many people who suffer from mental health problems have in navigating through society.
This map view shows the spread of Christianity. From this map, additional maps can be accessed: The Roman Empire, The Jewish Disapora, The Communities of the Gospels.