60-Second Civics

Friday, March 24
   Daily civics quiz

For more wealthy girls in rural areas during colonial times, what type of educational opportunity was typically available?


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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 4845, Educational Opportunities for Women: Women in the American Colonies and Early Republic, Part 2
Educational opportunities for girls and young women were limited in the North American colonies, and access was largely shaped by several social factors. Learn more about what these educational opportunities looked like from Dr. Holly White of Colonial Williamsburg.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4844, Life for Women in the North American Colonies: Women in the American Colonies and Early Republic, Pt 1
This week we introduce our series on women in the American colonies and the early republic. We are joined by special guest Dr. Holly White, an Associate Producer at Colonial Williamsburg Innovation Studios. She specializes in the history of gender, age, and family in early America.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4843, Women's Suffrage Expands Worldwide: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 14
By the time that the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in the United States in 1920, a number of other countries or states within them had secured women's suffrage. Learn more about suffrage worldwide in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4842, The Sentinels of Liberty: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 13
In 1917, women called the Sentinels of Liberty formed a twenty-four-hour vigil around Woodrow Wilson's White House. Learn more about why they did this in today's episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4841, Violence Against Women's Suffrage: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 12
The political struggle for women's suffrage was not without its dangers and difficulties, as illustrated by events in 1913. Learn about the events at the women's suffrage parade in this episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4840, Women's Suffrage Associations: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 11
Many organizations were founded to address state- and nation-wide suffrage efforts, including the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869 and National Woman's Party in 1917. Listen to learn more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4839, A Fractured Suffrage Movement: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 10
The constitutional amendments that followed the Civil War fractured the women's movement. Indeed, debate over the Fifteenth Amendment reopened the suffrage and gender issue, splitting the women's movement. Listen for more!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4838, The Growing Women's Movement of the Late 1800s: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 9
Learn about the push for women's rights.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4837, The Seneca Falls Convention: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 8
After being banned from the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London because of their gender, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton translated their outrage into organizing the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. Learn more about this convention in today's episode!

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4835, The Emerging Role of Women: Women's Suffrage Movement, Part 6
The course of the nineteenth century saw the emerging role of women outside the home and the founding and growth of women's organizations devoted to addressing the most pressing public issues of the day. Listen for more!


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