60-Second Civics

Wednesday, February 21
   Daily civics quiz

According to Dr. Ross-Norris, given that many of the Framers of the Constitution were slaveholders, how should Americans think about our nation's founding?


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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.

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