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Freedom of expression

a. can promote peaceful change.
b. guarantees complete and accurate information from the news media.
c. guarantees peaceful change.
d. encourages violence.

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 2050, We the People, Lesson 23, Part 3: Freedom of expression: Representative democracy and peaceful change
Today on 60-Second Civics: how freedom of expression helps maintain representative democracy and promotes peaceful change. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2049, We the People, Lesson 23, Part 2: Freedom of expression: human development, dignity, and development
On today's episode, we discuss several benefits of freedom of expression. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2048, We the People, Lesson 23, Part 1: Freedom of expression
Today we learn about freedom of expression. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2047, We the People, Lesson 22, Part 5: How justices decide cases
How do today's justices decide Supreme Court cases? Well, it's complicated. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2046, We the People, Lesson 22, Part 4: Fundamental principles and modernist methods of constitutional interpretation
Today on the podcast: the fundamental principles and modernist methods of constitutional interpretation. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2045, We the People, Lesson 22, Part 3: The original intent method of constitutional interpretation
On today's 60-Second Civics, we learn about the "original intent" method of constitutional interpretation. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2044, We the People, Lesson 22, Part 2: The plain meaning of constitutional interpretation
What four methods of constitutional interpretation are used today? We find out on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2043, We the People, Lesson 22, Part 1: Introduction to interpreting the Constitution
Today we learn why it is so hard to interpret the Constitution. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2042, We the People, Lesson 21, Part 4: Marbury v. Madison explained
John Marshall argued that Congress overstepped its bounds, and it was the job of the Supreme Court to strike down acts of Congress that violate the Constitution. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2041, We the People, Lesson 21, Part 3: Introduction to Marbury v. Madison
How did the Supreme Court establish its power of judicial review? We find out on today's episode. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2040, We the People, Lesson 21, Part 2: Judicial review and state laws
What is the supremacy clause? Can state laws trump the Constitution? We find out on today's 60-Second Civics. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2039, We the People, Lesson 21, Part 1: Judicial review
Who decides what the words of the Constitution mean? We find out on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2038, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 10: Political parties today
Political parties aren't necessarily a bad thing. On today's podcast, we learn what political parties do for the nation. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2037, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 9: The Election of 1800
Thomas Jefferson called it the "revolution of 1800." Learn why on today's 60-Second Civics. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2036, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 8: The Alien and Sedition Acts
In an time of heated partisan bickering, the John Adams administration passed the Alien and Sedition Acts. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2035, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 7: American neutrality; Republican anger
John Jay negotiates an unpopular treaty, and Washington advises neutrality. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2034, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 6: War polarizes the new nation
A time of war divides the new nation. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2033, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 5: A national bank
Alexander Hamilton wanted a national bank to issue paper money. It was a controversial idea. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2032, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 4: The challenge of creating a strong economy
The first Secretary of the Treasury had an ambitious agenda. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2031, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 3: The birth of political parties in the United States
Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton had very different views on the role of government. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2030, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 2: Hamilton and Jefferson
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson clashed over the role of government in American life. Does this sound familiar? This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2029, We the People, Lesson 20, Part 1: The rise of political parties
On today's podcast, we learn how political parties began in the United States. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2028, We the People, Lesson 19, Part 5: An overview of the Bill of Rights
On today's podcast, we provide a brief overview of the Bill of Rights. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2027, We the People, Lesson 19, Part 4: The compromise that produced the Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights was the result of a compromise between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Learn more on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2014.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2026, We the People, Lesson 19, Part 3: The establishment of the judicial branch
How was the judicial branch of American government organized? Find out on today's 60-Second Civics. This episode originally aired in 2014.