60-Second Civics

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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 5152, Major Issues of the Philadelphia Convention, Separation of Power: Principles of the Constitution, Part 2
Dr. Lester Brooks, emeritus professor of American history at Anne Arundel Community College, explains how separation of powers was a major issue at the Philadelphia Convention, which drafted the new Constitution for the United States.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5151, The Need for a New Constitution: Principles of the Constitution, Part 1
Dr. Lester Brooks, emeritus professor of American history at Anne Arundel Community College, describes some of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and explains why the Framers intended to amend it.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5150, Promoting a Healthy Democracy: Building Your Skills as a Citizen, Part 5
Of all the duties of citizens, perhaps none is more important than doing your part to ensure the healthy functioning of American constitutional democracy. What can you do to support the survival of our constitutional democracy? Find out today!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5149, Effective Participation: Building Your Skills as a Citizen, Part 4
A fundamental aspect of citizenship is participating in the civic affairs of the community and the nation. However, participation alone is not enough. It's important to participate in an informed, thoughtful, and effective manner. How do you do this? Find out in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5148, Respecting Individual Worth and Human Dignity: Building Your Skills as a Citizen, Part 3
One key to fulfilling your responsibilities as an American citizen is to respect the value and human dignity of all people. This means treating other people with respect.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5147, Assuming the Responsibilities of a Citizen: Building Your Skills as a Citizen, Part 2
Being a citizen of the United States means fulfilling certain personal, political, and economic responsibilities. Learn what these include and how you can take on these responsibilities in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5146, Becoming an Independent Member of Society: Building Your Skills as a Citizen, Part 1
Today we launch a special series on the five civic dispositions of the National Assessment for Educational Progress Civics Framework. The first civic disposition stresses the importance of becoming an independent member of society. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5145, Challenging the System: Active Citizenship, Part 5
The American system of government is built on popular sovereignty. However, there have been times in our nation's history when the government did not pursue the common good. Part of being an active citizen is knowing when and how to challenge the system. Here are some principles that can help you.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5144, Serving Your Country: Active Citizenship, Part 4
When you serve your country, you are promoting the common good; that is, the good of everyone in the United States. There are several ways to serve your country. Listen to learn a few!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5143, Political Participation: Active Citizenship, Part 3
Elections have consequences. If you want a say in the political future of our nation, it is up to you to get involved. Luckily, there are many ways to accomplish this. Listen to learn how!

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