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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 ...
 
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Following the Boston Tea Party, the British government responded with what colonists called the Intolerable Acts, a series of Punitive Acts that, among other things, closed Boston Harbor to all trade.Listen to today?s episode to learn more! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
Controversial at the time, lawyer and later president John Adams defended the British soldiers and their captain following the Boston Massacre. Learn more about his motivation for doing this in today's episode! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
Tidligere leder i Unge Venstre, Sondre Hansmark, mener at det er bra med strømkabler og et internasjonalt marked for strøm. De høye strømprisene fører til at fornybar energi blir mer lønnsom. Hansmark har skrevet om den historiske utviklingen av det norske kraftmarkedet i et Civita-notat og forklarer hvorfor det norske markedet er velfungerende og …
 
After repealing the hated Stamp Act in 1766, the British Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, asserting Great Britain's full power and authority over the American colonies. In response a group of American women calling themselves the Daughters of Liberty led boycotts of English goods. Listen for more! Center for Civic Education…
 
Universitetene er en sentral premissleverandør for offentlig debatt og politikk. Men hvilke personer er det som ansettes, og hvilke kriterier er det som avgjør konkurransen om faste ansettelser? Bør personlige egenskaper telle, eller bør det utelukkende fokuseres på publisering? Hva med undervisning og formidling? Og spiller politisk bakgrunn en ro…
 
The Stamp Act Congress was held in October 1765 in New York to coordinate colonial resistance to the unpopular Stamp Act, which required nearly every important document printed in the colonies to be taxed. Hear more about this significant occurrence in today's episode! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
Tidligere ambassadør til Sverige, Christian Syse, snakker om sine inntrykk og erfaringer som ambassadør i Sverige de fire siste årene. Sverige og Norge er tett sammenknyttet på mange områder, men det er forskjeller. Blant annet har landene håndtert koronapandemien svært forskjellig. På den ene siden er Sverige en innovativ industrinasjon, men på de…
 
Britain increased its control over the American colonies after 1763 following its victory over the French in the Seven Years' War, including with acts such as the Proclamation of 1763. Learn more about the implications of this in today's episode! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
For more than 150 years before 1776, the American colonists had grown used to little direct interference by Parliament in colonial affairs. This policy was known as "salutary neglect," but changes to this policy would initiate the focus of our new series: The Road to Independence! Center for Civic Education…
 
Vil korona og strømprisene dominere den politiske debatten i 2022? Hvilke andre saker vil dominere politikken neste år? Hva skjer i utenrikspolitikken? Blir Macron gjenvalgt? Vinner republikanerne tilbake Kongressen? Og blir 2022 året da Viktor Orbán mistet makten i Ungarn? Gjest: Aksel Fridstrøm, nyhetsredaktør i Minerva.…
 
The Declaration of Independence states that among the "truths" that Americans hold to be "self-evident" is that "all Men are created equal." But what did Thomas Jefferson mean by this statement? Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
Thomas Jefferson said that his purpose in writing the Declaration of Independence was to express a shared understanding of "the American mind." Over the course of a few days in June 1776, Jefferson laid out the most fundamental principles and central political beliefs of the American Revolution and of the people the Revolution created. Center for C…
 
Eirik Newth mener at verden er blitt et mer urolig sted i løpet av 2021. I tillegg til en fremdeles pågående pandemi, riktignok med tilgang på vaksiner, er Newth bekymret for klimautfordringene. Som medlem av det regjeringsoppnevnte Klimautvalget 2050 ser han at løsningene fremover vil måtte komme på mange plan, om vi skal klare 2-gradersmålet. Hel…
 
In the American colonies, the right to vote followed the British model: only free adult males who owned a certain amount of property could vote, though there were limited exceptions to this rule. Listen to learn more! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
In the American colonies, the right to vote followed the British model: only free adult males who owned a certain amount of property could vote, though there were limited exceptions to this rule. Listen to learn more! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
Voting rights in colonial America depended on the ownership of property. In other words, a person had to own a certain amount of land, livestock, or other property in order to qualify to vote. Listen to learn more! Center for Civic EducationBy Center for Civic Education
 
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