60-Second Civics

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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 4684, Portraits of Some American Founders: Back-to-School Basics, Part 3
Who were the American Founders? Find out in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4683, The American Founders: Back to School Basics, Part 2
The American Founders drew on a number of basic ideas and experiences to create the kind of government they believed would best protect the natural rights of Americans and promote the common good. Get introduced to some of the Founders in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4682, An Adventure in Ideas with We the People: Back to School Basics, Part 1
The history of the American people has been a great adventure in ideas and in trying to make these ideas a reality. Over the next few weeks, 60-Second Civics will explore the important philosophical ideas and historical events that influenced the writing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4681, Passing the Buck and Pointing the Finger: Balance of Powers, Part 13
Why has Congress adopted a passing the buck and pointing the finger strategy when it comes to enacting legislation for certain responsibilities? Find out in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4680, Reasons for the Shift of Power Away from Congress: Balance of Powers, Part 12
The balance of power shifted from Congress to the presidency during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and has remained there to this day. Learn what factors lead to this shift in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4679, The Shift of Power: Balance of Powers, Part 11
From the establishment of our government under the Constitution until Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration in the 1930s, Congress dominated the national government. But then power started to shift toward the executive branch. Learn more in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4678, Physical Evidence of the Founders' Intentions: Balance of Powers, Part 10
Even the placement and design of the three branches of government in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., provides physical evidence of the Founders' intent that Congress dominate the national government. Listen to learn more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4677, Congress and the Impeachment Power: Balance of Powers, Part 9
Evidence that the Framers intended to create a predominant Congress is apparent by how they bestowed the branch with the power to impeach the president and other high officials in the national government. Learn more in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4676, The Framers Intended Congress to Dominate: Balance of Powers, Part 8
The Framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the dominant branch of the national government.??Why was that? Listen to learn more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4675, Limits on Each Branch of Government: Balance of Powers, Part 7
The Framers of the Constitution created a system of separated and shared powers and checks and balances to limit and control the use of power by governmental institutions and to prevent the possibility of tyranny. Learn more of each branch's ability to check the use of power by the other institutions in this episode!

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