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 5174, Self-control Is a Key to Happiness: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 9
Every day we make numerous choices in deciding what course of action will add to our well-being and what will make us happy. Making these choices is the pursuit of happiness. Learn more about this important concept in this podcast!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5173, Origin of the andquot;Pursuit of Happinessandquot;: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 8
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson announced that every human being has andquot;certain unalienable rights,andquot; among which are those to andquot;life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.andquot; But what did Jefferson mean by andquot;the pursuit of happinessandquot;?

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5172, Rights That Cannot Be Taken Away: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 7
One key to understanding andquot;inalienableandquot; rights--as distinguished from ordinary, andquot;alienableandquot; rights--is found by turning to one of Thomas Jefferson's rough drafts of the Declaration of Independence. Listen to learn more about the foundations of your rights that cannot be taken away!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5171, Inalienable Rights: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 6
The Declaration of Independence states that andquot;all Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.andquot; But what does andquot;unalienable Rights,andquot; or as it was intended andquot;inalienable Rightsandquot; mean? Learn more in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5170, Stoicism, Christianity, and Moral Equality: The Basic Ideas of Constitutional Government in the Colonies, Part 19
On Friday, we discussed the origins of Americans' sense of political equality, but our founders also possessed a strong sense of moral equality. Indeed, the idea of the moral equality of human beings has ancient origins. Listen to today's episode for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5169, All Men Are Created Equal: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 4
The Declaration of Independence states that among the andquot;truthsandquot; that Americans hold to be andquot;self-evidentandquot; is that andquot;all Men are created equal.andquot; But what was meant by this statement? Learn more today!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5168, The American Mind: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 3
Thomas Jefferson said that his purpose in writing the Declaration of Independence was to express a shared understanding of the American mind. Learn more about this term and its significance today!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5167, Self-Evident Truths: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 2
That andquot;all Men are created equalandquot; and andquot;endowed by their Creator with Certain unalienable Rightsandquot; was self-evident to Americans at the time of the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Why was this? Learn more about the foundations of our self-evident truths.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5166, Independence Day: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident, Part 1
Independence Day is a time to remember and appreciate our heritage of a democratic form of government and to reflect on our country's fundamental principles. Over the few episodes, 60-Second Civics will examine some of the fundamental ideas about government that are contained in the Declaration of Independence, which was issued on July 4, 1776.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 5165, The Equal Rights Amendment: Women's Rights, Part 5
What is the Equal Rights Amendment and how would its ratification change American life? In this episode, Dr. Lisa Tetrault, associate professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, explains the Equal Rights Amendment. This is the fifth episode in our 60-Second Civics series on women's rights as part of the Center for Civic Education's Civil Discourse: An American Legacy Project.

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