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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 4768, James Madison's Plan for Ratification: Concerns for the Constitution, Part 1
James Madison was afraid that the Constitution would be rejected if either the Congress or the state legislatures were asked to ratify it.To avoid rejection, Madison developed a plan. Listen to learn more about this plan!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4767, Issues Facing Native American Communities Today: Native American Heritage Month, Part 15
In the final episode of our Native American Heritage Month Series, Terry Mason Moore, enrolled member of the Osage tribe, discusses current and future issues facing Native American communities and all Americans today. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4766, Tribal Sovereignty and Native American Citizenship: Native American Heritage Month, Part 14
Native Americans are citizens of three governments: Their tribe, their state, and the United States. Learn more about the history and dynamics of Native American citizenship from the Center for Civic Education's board member, Terry Mason Moore.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4765, How Native American Cultures Enrich the United States: Native American Heritage Month, Part 13
According to Terry Mason Moore, enrolled member of the Osage Nation, Native cultures are vibrant and living cultures with a long history of interaction and engagement with the non-native people of the United States. Learn more about how these cultures enrich all peoples in our nation!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4764, Being an Enrolled Member of the Osage Nation: Native American Heritage Month, Part 12
In this episode, Terry Mason Moore discusses her life growing up as an enrolled member of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. Listen to learn more about her family, experiences, and culture have shaped her life!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4763, What is Native American Heritage Month? Native American Heritage Month, Part 11
In continuing our Native American Heritage Month series, we are joined by a very special guest, Terry Mason Moore, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, an attorney, and a member of the Center of Civic Education Board of Directors. In this episode, she discusses what National Native American Heritage Month entails and its importance.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4762, Native American Activism: Native American Heritage Month, Part 10
In 1968 several hundred members of Native American tribes met to discuss issues affecting their communities. The American Indian Movement, or AIM, emerged out of this meeting, which has set the stage for more modern activism among Native Americans today. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4761, Tribal Recognition: Native American Heritage Month, Part 9
Several hundred Native American tribes in the United States are currently seeking official tribal recognition from the federal government, a process that often takes decades to complete. Federal recognition is important for tribes because it formally establishes a government-to-government relationship. Learn more in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4760, Vacillating Policy Toward Native American Tribes: Native American Heritage Month, Part 8
The national government policy vacillated between respecting the sovereignty of Native American tribes and seeking to dismantle tribal governments and to integrate their members into the United States. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4759, Removing Obstacles to Native American Voting: Native American Heritage Month, Part 7
The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 extended the right to vote to all Native Americans, but many encountered obstacles to voting, serving on juries, and giving testimony in courts. Learn more about how these obstacles were removed in this episode!

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