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Tuesday, January 16
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What did the Alien Act do?

a. Made it a crime for newspaper editors, writers, or speakers to criticize the government
b. Gave the president broad powers over aliens entering the country
c. Encouraged free speech
d. Removed the president's powers over immigration

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 3131, The Alien and Sedition Acts
Learn about the Alien and Sedition Acts.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3130, John Jay's Unpopular Treaty
Learn about John Jay's treaty with Great Britain.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3129, Americans Take Sides in the War between France and Great Britain
Learn about the war between France and Great Britain.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3128, The Bank of the United States
Learn about the national bank.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3127, Hamilton's Idea for a National Bank
Learn about the finances of the new nation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3126, Hamilton vs. Jefferson
Learn about the differing views of Hamilton and Jefferson.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3125, The Rise of Political Parties
Learn about Framers and political parties.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3124, The Bill of Rights
Learn about the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3123, The Creation of the Judicial Branch
Learn about different levels of courts.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3122, Washington's Cabinet
Learn about Washington's cabinet.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3121, The Nation's First President
Learn about President George Washington.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3120, Compromise on a Bill of Rights
Learn about disagreements about a bill of rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3119, Would the National Government Have Too Much Power?
Learn about the powers of the national government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3118, Would the Constitution Maintain Republican Government?
Learn about disagreements about the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3117, Three Basic Disagreements over Ratification
Learn about disagreements between Federalists and Anti-Federalists.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3116, Meet the Anti-Federalists
Learn about the Anti-Federalists.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3115, Meet the Federalists
Learn about those who supported the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3114, Ratifying the Constitution
Learn about the special conventions that voted on the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3113, James Madison's Plan for Ratification
Learn about the ratification of the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3112, The Balance of Power
Learn about powers given to government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3111, The Supremacy Clause
Learn about the supremacy clause.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3110, Constitutional Limits on the Power of Government
Learn about powers distributed to governments.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3109, Federalism in Practice
Learn about a federal system of government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3108, Federalism
Learn about a federal system of government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3107, The People Are Sovereign
Learn about sovereignty.