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Negative rights describe

a. how the power of the government is protected.
b. how individuals are to be protected from wrongful government acts.
c. what government shall do.
d. rights such as the rights to health care, education, and equal pay for equal work.

About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 2924, Charters of Human Rights
Learn about some of the rights guaranteed by charters of human rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2923, Constitutional Courts
Learn about judicial review.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2922, The Bill of Rights and Judicial Review
Learn about the worldwide influence of the American Bill of Rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2921, The Power of the Bill of Rights
Learn about how the Bill of Rights protects all people.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2920, Latin American Constitutionalism
Learn about how Latin American government has been influenced by the American model.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2919, American Federalism
Learn about how federalism supports limited government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2918, The Perils of Presidentialism
Learn about the risks associated with presidential systems.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2917, Fear of a Strong Executive
Learn about the difference between American presidents and other heads of government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2916, Presidential Government
Learn about the American presidential system.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2915, Written Constitutions
Learn about the development of written constitutions in democracies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2914, Influence of the Declaration of Independence
Learn about the declaration of independences influenced by the American declaration.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2913, Vaclav Havel
Learn about Vaclav Havel's admiration for American democracy.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2912, American Ideas Spread
Learn about America's influence on other governments.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2911, Influence of American Constitutional Principles
Learn about America's influence on the world.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2910, LGBT Rights
Learn about the LGBT community's fight for its rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2909, Equal Rights Amendment
Learn about the Equal Rights Amendment.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2908, Native American Activism
Learn about issues that affect Native American people and communities.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2907, The Struggle for Civil Rights Continues
Learn about the civil rights movement.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2906, In Defense of Civil Disobedience
Learn why some defend civil disobedience.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2905, Criticism of Civil Disobedience
Learn why some are critics of civil disobedience.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2904, Civil Disobedience
Learn how civil disobedience can play a role in civic engagement.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2903, Shelby County v. Holder
Learn how Shelby County v. Holder changed the Voting Rights Act.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2902, Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a step in the right direction, but it did not protect voting rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2901, Three Lesser-Known Civil Rights Acts
Today we learn about three lesser-known civil rights acts.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2900, The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Today we learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.