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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 4807, Rule by the People: The Elements of Democracy, Part 5
Democracy can be defined as rule by the people through free and fair elections. Learn more about the central role of the governed in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4806, Democracy Defined: The Elements of Democracy, Part 4
Democracy originated more than 2,400 years ago in ancient Greece. The word democracy means rule by the people. Learn more about what this means in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4805, Political Authority: The Elements of Democracy, Part 3
Political authority is the right to make and enforce binding rules known as laws. While political power is the ability to persuade others to follow the policies of those who hold power, authority adds legitimacy to the exercise of this power. Learn more in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4804, Authority: The Elements of Democracy, Part 2
What is authority? What is the difference between authority and power? Learn about this difference in today's episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4803, Politics: The Elements of Democracy, Part 1
Today on the podcast we begin a series that explores the basic elements of democracy. We begin with a look at politics which is found wherever people live together. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4802, In Defense of Civil Disobedience: Civil Disobedience, Part 3
In light of criticisms raised in the previous episode, we explore why people support civil disobedience as method for justice.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4801, Criticism of Civil Disobedience: Civil Disobedience, Part 2
While civil disobedience was promoted by many, critics argue that civil disobedience is never justified because it is an attack on constitutional democracy. Learn more about these criticisms in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4800, Famous Figures Promoting Civil Disobedience: Civil Disobedience, Part 1
Participants in the struggles against slavery, the woman suffrage movement, and the civil rights movement all used civil disobedience to advocate change. This brief series on civil disobedience, we start by discussing the prominent figures in promoting civil disobedience throughout modern history.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4799, The Universe Is on the Side of Justice: Six Principles of Nonviolence, Part 6
In our final episode of this special series, we discuss Martin Luther King Jr.'s sixth principle of nonviolence that the universe is on the side of justice. King believed that every person who believes in nonviolent resistance believes somehow that the universe in some form is on the side of justice. Learn more about this final principle in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4798, Love, Not Hate: Six Principles of Nonviolence, Part 5
In our fifth episode, we discuss Martin Luther King Jr.'s next principle of nonviolence that nonviolence chooses love instead of hate. King emphasized that nonviolence meant not only renouncing physical violence, but also the avoidance of hatred what he called the internal violence of the spirit. Listen for more!

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