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Tuesday, November 20
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Inalienable rights are rights that

a. belong only to citizens over the age of 18.
b. we are unable to give up, even if we wanted to.
c. apply only to people who pay their taxes.
d. we can give up only under certain extreme conditions.

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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 3439, The Meaning of "Inalienable Rights"
What does it mean to have inalienable rights? We find out on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3438, The Meaning of "Inalienable Rights"
What does it mean to have inalienable rights? We find out on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3437, Equality and the American Mind
On today's 60-Second Civics, we learn how the idea of universal human equality spread in the colonies and early republic.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3436, Stoicism, Christianity, and Moral Equality
The idea of universal human equality traveled from Stoicism to Christianity and influenced the writers of the Declaration of Independence and the Framers of the Constitution.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3435, The Intellectual Origins of Americans' Sense of Political Equality
On today's podcast, we learn about some of the intellectual influences behind Americans' sense of political quality.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3434, "All Men Are Created Equal"
Today, we learn what Thomas Jefferson meant by the words "all men are created equal."

60-Second Civics: Episode 3433, The American Creed
Today we learn about Thomas Jefferson's idea of the American creed.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3432, Why Americans Held "These Truths to Be Self-Evident"
On today's podcast, we learn how Americans thought about their rights at the time of independence.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3431, The Meaning of "Self-Evident Truths" in the Declaration
On today's podcast, we learn about some of the "self-evident truths" contained in the Declaration of Independence.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3430, Americans' Fundamental Ideals, Values, and Principles
Today on the podcast, we learn about the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as sources of Americans' fundamental political ideals, values, and principles.