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Tuesday, September 18
Daily civics quiz

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Natural rights philosophy focuses on the rights of

a. leaders.
b. communities.
c. individuals.
d. 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 3375, Thomas Hobbes and "Leviathan"
Learn about natural rights philosophy.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3374, Natural Rights Philosophy in the Declaration of Independence
Learn about the ideas in the Declaration of Independence.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3373, Civic Virtue, Moral Education, and Small, Uniform Communities
Learn about classical republican thinking.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3372, Structure of Roman Republican Government
Learn about the Roman Republican Government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3371, Moral Education in the American Colonies
Learn about what moral education in the American colonies looked like.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3370, Cicero and the American Founders
Learn about Cicero's values.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3369, Cincinnatus and George Washington
Learn about Cincinnatus.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3368, Cato as an Example of Civic Virtue
Learn about Cato.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3367, The Role of Citizens in Classical Republics
Learn about the ancient republics.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3366, Small, Uniform Communities in Classical Republicanism
Learn about Aristotle's views on government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3365, The Roman Republic: An Example and a Warning
Learn about classical republicanism.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3364, Classical Republicanism
Learn about classical republicanism.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3363, The Roman Republic
Learn about the Roman republic.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3362, The Problem with Constitutional Government
Learn about constitutional government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3361, Popular Sovereignty and Higher Law
Learn about popular sovereignty.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3360, Constitutional Government Is Limited Government
Learn about constitutions.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3359, What Is a Constitution?
Learn about constitutions.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3358, The Founders Favored Representative Government
Learn about the Founders' opinions on representative government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3357, James Madison on the Term "Republic"
Learn about the evolving definition of a republic.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3356, The Mixed Constitution
Learn about the origins of the ideas in a mixed constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3355, Why Aristotle Wasn't a Fan of Direct Democracy
The past taught Aristotle that direct democracy wasn't the best form of government, at least for ancient Greeks.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3354, Aristotle's Right and Corrupt Forms of Government
Today we learn about Aristotle's solution for stable government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3353, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Functions
Learn about the functions of government.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3352, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
Learn about natural rights philosophers.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3351, Lessons from History informed the Constitution
Learn about influences on American government.