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John Locke argued that most people respect the rights of others because

a. their parents told them to.
b. they are afraid that they might be attacked if they don't.
c. their conscience tells them they have a duty to do so.
d. they can win more friends if they do.

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 1900, We the People, Lesson 2, Part 4: Most people are reasonable and good
John Locke thought most people were reasonable and good. But those few, troublesome exceptions caused people to band together. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1899, We the People, Lesson 2, Part 3: Natural rights: Life, liberty, and property
John Locke thought that people could use reason to determine their natural rights. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1898, We the People, Lesson 2, Part 2: John Locke and the state of nature
By imagining life in a state of nature, John Locke was able to answer some important questions about government. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1897, We the People, Lesson 2, Part 1: John Locke
Today we learn about a philosopher who strongly influenced the Founders: John Locke. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1896, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 11: The Founders
The Founders led the fight against British rule and their ideas influenced the writing of the Constitution. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1895, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 10: American colonists and rights
On today's podcast, we discuss the rights American colonists were accustomed to and why they refused to have these rights abridged. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1894, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 9: Opportunity and equality in colonial America
Colonial America really was a land of opportunity for many people, but not for everyone: equal opportunity was still many years away. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1893, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 8:
J. Hector St. John wrote about life in colonial America as being vastly different from that in Europe. Find out why on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1892, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 7: How were the people living in the colonies different from one another?
American colonists in the 1770s worked hard and lived well. But there was one serious problem that would result a century later in civil war: slavery. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1891, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 6: Prosperity and slavery
American colonists in the 1770s worked hard and lived well. But there was one serious problem that would result a century later in civil war: slavery. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1890, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 5: Self-sufficiency
American colonists were largely self-sufficient. This self-sufficiency would become an important part of the American experience. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1889, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 4: How did people in the colonies earn a living? This episode originally aired in 2013.
On today's podcast, we learn where the American colonists lived and what they did for a living.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1888, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 3: Where did the British colonists settle? This episode originally aired in 2013.
Today we learn about the impressive size of the American colonies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1887, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 2: How did American Indians live before Europeans came?
Today we learn about the people who originally lived in the land that later became the thirteen American colonies. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1886, We the People, Lesson 1, Part 1: Why study the British colonies in North America?
Today, 60-Second Civics begins our exploration of the colonies of British North America. This episode originally aired in August 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1885, Political parties, Part 17: The downside of political parties
Today we learn about some of the downsides of the political party system in the United States.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1884, Political parties, Part 16: Political parties as agents of stability
Despite James Madison's fears, political parties can be agents of stability.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1883, Political parties, Part 15: The role of political parties today
What are political parties good for, anyway? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1882, Political parties, Part 14: Political parties as a revolutionary idea
Are political parties good for the nation? Here are some arguments in favor of them.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1881, Political parties, Part 13: Martin Van Buren on political parties
Martin Van Buren believed that political parties could act as a kind of glue in the American political system.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1880, Political parties, Part 12: Political parties as a permanent part of the American political system
At the time of his inauguration, Thomas Jefferson hoped that political parties would disappear.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1879, Political parties, Part 11: Tied presidential election
The Twelfth Amendment ended a problem with the Constitution and created an ongoing role for political parties in the American system.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1878, Political parties, Part 10: The Election of 1800
Why was the election of 1800 revolutionary? Find out on today's episode.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1877, Political parties, Part 9: Anatomy of the Alien and Sedition Acts
Today we examine the Alien and Sedition Acts in detail.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1876, Political parties, Part 8: The Alien and Sedition Acts
The Alien and Sedition Acts would shock us today. They arguably caused John Adams to lose reelection.