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At the Philadelphia Convention, the Framers

a. modified the Articles of Confederation.
b. created rules of etiquette for the proceedings.
c. worked together casually with no rules.
d. chose Thomas Jefferson to preside over the convention.

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 3074, The Framers Agree to Write a New Constitution
Learn about the organization of the Constitutional Convention.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3073, Who Did Not Attend the Philadelphia Convention?
Learn about the men who did not attend the Philadelphia Convention.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3072, Franklin and Morris
Learn about two important Framers of the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3071, Madison and Washington
Learn about two important Framers of the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3070, The Philadelphia Convention
Learn about the Philadelphia Convention of 1787.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3069, Shays' Rebellion
Learn about Shays' Rebellion.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3068, Financial Problems Foreshadow Shays' Rebellion
Learn about the problems of early America.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3067, Property Rights Under Threat in the Early Republic
Learn about how people began to organize in the new government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3066, Trade Disputes in the Early Republic
Learn about how powers the national government did not have.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3065, Treatment of Loyalists Caused Problems with the British
Learn about what happened to Loyalists after the Revolutionary War.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3064, No Power to Tax Under the Articles
Learn about the weak national government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3063, Accomplishments under the Articles of Confederation
Learn about some of the positive work done under the Articles of Confederation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3062, How the Articles of Confederation Organized the National Government
Learn about the organization of the new national government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3061, Creating the Articles of Confederation
Learn about the Founders' considerations when creating a government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3060, The Need for a National Government
Learn about the creation of a national government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3059, Rights Protected in State Bills of Rights
Learn about the rights protected by states.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3058, The Virginia Declaration of Rights
Learn about the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3057, State Bills of Rights
Learn about declarations of rights at the state level.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3056, What Made the Massachusetts Constitution Different
Learn about the influence of the Massachusetts constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3055, The Massachusetts Constitution
Learn about the Massachusetts Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3054, Problems with Legislative Supremacy
Learn about the post-Revolutionary War state governments.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3053, More Basic Principles of State Constitutions
Learn about the foundational ideas of state government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3052, Basic Principles of State Constitutions
Learn about the foundational ideas of state government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3051, State Constitutions after the Revolution
Learn about the formation of state governments.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3050, Independence at Last
Learn about the end of the Revolutionary War.