2020–2021 is a weird year to be on sabbatical, and with my university slashing academic budgets — I had to readjust my expectations during my leave. I decided one area to focus on was better teaching myself quant methods and various tools, including learning R.

A few people have asked for resources on how I’m doing this and other resources I’ve hoarded this year, so I figured I’d write up a post for them and myself. The caveat is that I am obviously not an expert (you just read that I am teaching myself…) and my general approach was to…

The Third Amendment states, “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

Typically in my Introduction to American Politics class, the Third Amendment only gets only maybe about 2 minutes. This amendment protects citizens from having to house soldiers without their permission.

I tell students the Third came about out of the colonists’ experiences and precedent with the English, that it is the least litigated amendment (never mentioned by the Supreme Court!), and that it is…

Emily Farris

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