60-Second Civics

Saturday, October 01
   Daily civics quiz

Which state was the last of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution?

 
 
 
 

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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 4722, The Constitution Is Ratified!
Ratifying the Constitution was no easy task. It took several compromises, primarily between Federalists and Anti-Federalists, to reach a document that all the original states could agree upon. Learn about the rough road to ratification in this podcast.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4721, Separated Powers and Parliamentary Systems: We the People with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 11
In the final episode of our series with Dr. Scott Casper, we ask him what are the strengths and weaknesses of a government with separated branches vs. a parliamentary system?

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4720, Objections to the Constitution: We the People with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 10
While the Constitution is now the respected foundational document for the United States, we ask Dr. Casper: What were the principal objections of opponents of the Constitution?

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4719, The Founders' Focus on the Legislative Branch: We the People with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 9
Why did the Founders spend more time dealing with the legislative branch than the executive branch? Find out in today's episode from the We the People Open Course featuring Dr. Scott Casper.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4718, The System of Separated and Shared Powers: We the People with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 8
In this episode, Dr. Scott Casper of the American Antiquarian Society assesses the system of separated and shared powers created in the U.S. Constitution.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4717, Election of the President by the Electoral College: We the People with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 7
In the third part of the video, Dr. Scott Casper discusses the final type of electoral process pondered by the Framers: the Electoral College. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4716, Election of the President by Congress: We the People Open Course with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 6
In the second of three parts, Dr. Scott Casper discusses the second type of electoral process pondered by the Framers: Election by Congress. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4715, Election of the President by the People: We the People Open Course with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 5
In the first of three parts, Dr. Scott Casper discusses the first type of electoral process pondered by the Framers: Election by the people. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4714, Designing the Judicial Branch: We the People Open Course with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 4
What questions did the Framers address in designing the judicial branch? Check out more interviews with Dr. Scott Casper in Unit 2 of the We the People Open Course, a free online course on the U.S. Constitution at Learn.civiced.org.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4713, Designing the Executive Branch: We the People Open Course with Dr. Scott Casper Pt. 3
What questions did the Framers address in designing the executive branch? Check out more interviews with Dr. Scott Casper in Unit 2 of the We the People Open Course, a free online course on the U.S. Constitution at Learn.civiced.org.

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