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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, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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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, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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By Lori likes it - Aug 11 2015
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So much packed into 60 seconds. I love our nation, and am blessed to teach Civics this year!

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By allisons#1fan!!!! - Apr 07 2010
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WE WANT CASEY BACK!!! but the podcast is good

iTunes Ratings

68 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
14
1
3
6

I’m excited

By Lori likes it - Aug 11 2015
Read more
So much packed into 60 seconds. I love our nation, and am blessed to teach Civics this year!

good

By allisons#1fan!!!! - Apr 07 2010
Read more
WE WANT CASEY BACK!!! but the podcast is good
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60-Second Civics Podcast

Latest release on Oct 22, 2020

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Rank #1: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4141, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 22: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a step in the right direction, but it did not protect voting rights. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits discrimination based on race, eliminates literacy tests, poll taxes, and discriminatory voter registration practices. It also requires voting materials and assistance in appropriate languages in places with significant numbers of voters who do not speak English.
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Oct 22 2020

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Rank #2: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4140, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 21: Prelude to the Voting Rights Act

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Both the the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Act of 1960 were meant to eliminate interference with the right to vote. Both of the acts paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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Oct 21 2020

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Rank #3: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4139, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 20: Removing Obstacles to Native American Voting

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Native Americans were often deprived of their right to vote until Congress took action.
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Oct 20 2020

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Rank #4: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4138, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 19: Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

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In several states, Native Americans are viewed as an increasingly important voting bloc. Only in 1924 did the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 extend the right to Native Americans, but the states continued to block Native access to the polls until at least 1965.
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Oct 19 2020

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Rank #5: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4137, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 18: Native American Citizenship and Voting

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The Framers considered Native Americans to be members of their tribes, not citizens of the United States, and were not allowed to vote.
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Oct 18 2020

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Rank #6: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4136, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 17: The Nineteenth Amendment

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As the United States entered World War I, pressure to recognize the right of women to vote increased. After the war, women launched a national campaign that included huge parades, demonstrations, picketing, and civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. The Nineteenth Amendment was finally adopted in 1920.
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Oct 17 2020

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Rank #7: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4135, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 16: The Slow March of Women's Suffrage

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Women in the United States gained the right to vote only in small increments. Plenty of excuses were offered for not recognizing the right of women to vote.
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Oct 16 2020

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Rank #8: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4134, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 15: State Voting Rights for Women

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In 1869 Wyoming, while still a territory, gave women the right to vote. By 1918 more than half the states had enfranchised women.
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Oct 15 2020

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Rank #9: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4133, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 14: Equal Voting Rights for Women

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The road to winning the right to vote for women was long, and suffragists faced many setbacks.
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Oct 14 2020

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Rank #10: 60-Second Civics: Episode 4132, Voting, Elections, and Representation, Part 13: Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments

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During the middle years of the nineteenth century the struggle for freedom and equality for African Americans was closely linked to the campaign for woman suffrage. Many abolitionists worked for woman suffrage, just as many women worked to end slavery.
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Oct 13 2020

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