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What did James Madison say was the benefit of "extending the sphere" of republican government to a national scope?

a. It made it easier for tyrannical majorities to combine
b. It minimized the evils of factions and popular passion
c. It would encourage the election of people who were unqualified
d. It would mimic the problems of local governments

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 3193, James Madison's Federalist Essays
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3191, James Madison's Views Did Not Always Prevail
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3190, James Madison Drafts the Virginia Plan
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3189, James Madison, Scholar and Politician
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3188, James Madison's Early Career
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3187, James Madison, Father of the Constitution
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3186, Participation in Government
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3183, Civic Participation
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3182, Citizenship as an Office of Government
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3179, Some Rights Can Be Limited
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3178, Personal, Political, and Economic Rights
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3176, Citizenship
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3175, The Spread of American Ideas
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3174, Constitutional Powers to Deal With Other Countries
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3173, The United Nations
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3172, How Nations Interact
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3171, International Law
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3169, The Indispensable Foundation of Individual Freedom
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3168, Due Process in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
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