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The Third Amendment embodies the Anglo-Saxon principle "a man's home is his _____."

a. fortress
b. castle
c. prison
d. hotel

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 2771, Third Amendment
The Third Amendment ensures that soldiers won't be quartered in civilian homes during peacetime.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2770, Second Amendment
How the Second Amendment continues to be interpreted in many ways.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2769, Positive and Negative Rights
These categories of rights determine whether the government must act or be restricted.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2768, Economic and Political Rights
The right to own property, to work, and to be civically engaged.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2767, Personal Rights
Understanding our freedom to think, act, and speak as we choose.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2766, Rights
What does it mean to have rights? Where do our rights come from?
60-Second Civics: Episode 2765, State Bills of Rights
How each state developed its own constitution and bill of rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2764, Limitations on Government in the Virginia Declaration of Rights
The Virginia Declaration of Rights was a trailblazing document that informed our Bill of Rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2763, The Virginia Declaration of Rights
Virginia was the first state to include a bill of rights in its constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2762, Ordinary Legislation vs. a Bill of Rights
The English Bill of Rights of 1689 is important for understanding the evolution of bills of rights in the United States.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2761, Early Documents That Established Rights
Before the U.S. Bill of Rights, there were a few other documents that helped pave the way for the protection of individual liberties.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2760, The Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments
These final pieces of the Bill of Rights deal with crime, punishment, and states rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2759, The Sixth and Seventh Amendments
Your right to an attorney, a fair trial, and more in these two amendments.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2758, The Fourth and Fifth Amendments
These Constitutional Amendments help protect the rights of those convicted of a crime
60-Second Civics: Episode 2757, The First Three Amendments
These three Constitutional amendments protect some of our most fundamental rights as citizens.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2756, The Bill of Rights
What is included in the Bill of Rights and how does it protect our individual liberties?
60-Second Civics: Episode 2755, State Action on Climate Change
How are the states reacting to climate change and implementing environmental policy.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2754, Referendum and Recall
These two processes can create new laws, and remove elected officials from power.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2753, Ballot Initiatives
Initiative, referendum, recall are a trio of methods, begun during the Progressive era of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which allow citizens to participate in direct democracy in their states.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2752, Laboratories of Democracy
How state laws can break new ground for country-wide change.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2751, Johnson vs. Nixon
How these two mid-century presidents changed the relationship between federal and local spending.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2750, How the Depression Changed Government
The Great Depression changed the relationship between the federal government and state governments.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2749, Grants in Aid
How federal and state cooperation raised funds and moved the U.S. capital.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2748, Interstate Commerce and Drug Policy
How federal and local authorities conflict over commerce and drug regulations.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2747, Regulation of Commerce
Regulation of commerce cases demonstrate the kinds of issues that are common in America's system of shared governmental authority.