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Which famous Founder's son was a Loyalist?

a. George Washington
b. Benjamin Franklin
c. John Adams
d. James Madison

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 1950, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 7: Loyalists
Today we learn about the Loyalists, those Americans who were opposed to the Revolution. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1949, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 6: Complaints against the king
Today: complaints against King George III in the Declaration of Independence. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1948, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 5: Jefferson's arguments in the Declaration of Independence
Why did the American colonists declare independence? We find out on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1947, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 4: Natural rights and the Declaration of Independence
What does the Declaration of Independence have to do with natural rights? We find out on today's episode. This podcast originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1946, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 3: All men are created equal
The Declaration of Independence asserted that all people have certain basic rights. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1945, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 2: Explaining the Declaration of Independence
On today's podcast, we explain how the Declaration of Independence is organized. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1944, We the People, Lesson 8, Part 1: The Declaration of Independence
On today's podcast, a committee is appointed to write the Declaration of Independence. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1943, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 12: The Revolution begins
On today's podcast, the American Revolution begins. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1942, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 11: Prelude to war
Today on the podcast we learn about the First Continental Congress. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1941, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 10: The Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party
What happened at the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party? We find out on today's 60-Second Civics. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1940, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 9: The Sons and Daughters of Liberty
Today we learn about the Sons of Liberty and the Daughters of Liberty. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1939, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 8: Committees of correspondence
On today's podcast, the American colonists begin to organize resistance against the British. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1938, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 7: Differing views on taxation
Britain and America differed widely on the unpopular taxes levied on the American colonies. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1937, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 6: The Stamp, Quartering, Declaratory, and Tea Acts
Today we learn about four unpopular taxes in American colonial history. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1936, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 5: The Proclamation of 1763 and the Sugar Act
Today we learn about two British laws that quickly became unpopular in the colonies. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1935, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 4: A new interest in America
For most of the colonial period, Britain left its American colonies alone. But then it needed money. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1934, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 3: Separation of powers and checks and balances in colonial America
Today we learn about the three branches of colonial governments. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1932, We the People, Lesson 7, Part 1: Establishing government in the colonies
The first priority for American colonists: protecting themselves from the abuse of power. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1931, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 8: The English Bill of Rights
Parliament gained more power in 1689 with the English Bill of Rights. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1930, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 7: The Petition of Right of 1628
Today on 60-Second Civics: A struggle between Parliament and the king leads to revolution. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1929, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 6: The creation of Parliament
Today on the podcast we learn about the origins of the British Parliament. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1928, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 5: The rule of law
The Magna Carta established a powerful idea: even the king must obey the law. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1927, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 4: The Magna Carta
King John tried to take back some of the rights of the nobles. It was a mistake that produced the Magna Carta. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1926, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 2: Government based on contract
Feudalism wasn't exactly democratic, but it did introduce one important concept familiar to today's democracies: government based on a contract. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1925, We the People, Lesson 6, Part 2:Feudalism
On today's podcast, we learn about feudalism in England. This episode originally aired in 2013.