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Saturday, November 17
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Which of the following was a doctrine of Stoic philosophy?

a. The equality and universal fraternity of humanity
b. The "priesthood of all believers"
c. The pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
d. Self-control as being not at all important

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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 3435, The Intellectual Origins of Americans' Sense of Political Equality
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3434, "All Men Are Created Equal"
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3433, The American Creed
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3432, Why Americans Held "These Truths to Be Self-Evident"
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3431, The Meaning of "Self-Evident Truths" in the Declaration
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3430, Americans' Fundamental Ideals, Values, and Principles
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3429, Elections in Colonial America and the Early Republic
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3428, Qualifying to Vote in Early America
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3427, Voting Rights in Colonial America
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