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Why did thousands of people march in Washington in August 1963?

a. They were opposed to the Vietnam War.
b. They wanted civil rights and job opportunities.
c. They were opposed to the Korean War.
d. They wanted the voting age to be lowered to 18.

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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 3739, The Civil Rights Movement Gains Support
In 1963, the civil rights movement gained momentum.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3738, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.
On today's podcast: The Montgomery bus boycott

60-Second Civics: Episode 3737, Nonviolent Direct Action
Nonviolent direct action was a tactic used by the American civil rights movement and by Indians in their struggle for independence from Great Britain.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3736, Jim Crow laws
Jim Crow laws were designed to limit the rights and freedoms of African Americans

60-Second Civics: Episode 3735, Desegregation and Violence
Violence plagued the South in the years following desegregation.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3734, Brown v. Board of Education
It took more than Brown v. Board of Education to end segregation in the schools.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3733, Segregation
Today we learn about segregation and Brown v. Board of Education.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3732, Commitment to the Common Good
The common good was a key feature of classical republicanism.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3731, Enlightened Self-Interest
Today we learn about enlightened self-interest.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3730, Making It Easier to Vote
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 21 states now allow some form of electronic voting.