60-Second Civics

Saturday, July 31
   Daily civics quiz
What important document did state leaders decide to amend as a result of Shays' Rebellion?


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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 4398, Shays' Rebellion and the U.S. Constitution: American Fundamentals, Part 21
As the Annapolis Convention met in September 1786, to ???Remedy Defects of the Federal Government,??? Shays' Rebellion had just begun. This extensive, sometimes bloody conflict began in Massachusetts began in August 1786 and stretched into 1787.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4397, Farmers' Demands, Debt, and Social Disorder: American Fundamentals, Part 20
By the mid-1780s, acts of violence protesting the poor economic conditions for American farmers had become commonplace. Farmers had borrowed money to raise crops to support the high demand during the Revolutionary War.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4396, Social Disorder After the Revolutionary War: American Fundamentals, Part 19
Social disorder after the Revolutionary War was caused mainly by economic conflict between farmers and merchants.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4395, How Does the Constitution Provide for Domestic Tranquility? American Fundamentals, Part 18
The Preamble to the Constitution states that one of its purposes is to "insure domestic Tranquility." What does this term mean, and why was it included in the Preamble?

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4394, The Corrective Form of Justice: American Fundamentals, Part 17
When a person has been convicted of a criminal or civil violation, how do we deal with the perpetrator?

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4393, The Procedural Form of Justice: American Fundamentals, Part 16
Procedural justice is the fairness of how information is gathered and how decisions are made. This concept is central to the American constitutional system.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4392, The Distributive Form of Justice: American Fundamentals, Part 15
The concept of justice has long been divided into three types: distributive justice, procedural justice, and corrective justice. In today's episode, we'll cover the first type: distributive justice.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4391, The Civic Dimension of the Pursuit of Happiness: American Fundamentals, Part 14
Many of our choices have social consequences and therefore have a civic dimension when they enhance or subtract from "public happiness."

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4390, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness:" American Fundamentals, Part 13
Every day we make numerous choices in deciding what course of action will add to our well-being??what will make us happy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4389, What Did Our Founders Mean By the "Pursuit of Happiness?" American Fundamentals, Part 12
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson announced that every human being has "certain unalienable rights," among which are those to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But what did he mean by "the pursuit of happiness"? Find out in today's podcast!


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