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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.

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4184, Congress Can Limit a President's Power: The Power of the Presidency, Part 22

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4184, Congress Can Limit a President's Power: The Power of the Presidency, Part 22

    Congress has a number of ways to limit the power of presidents. For example, Congress can refuse to ratify treaties and decline to confirm presidential nominees. Congress can even refuse to fund the president's programs or abolish agencies.



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    60-Second Civics: Episode 4183, Check and Balances on the President: The Power of the Presidency, Part 21

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4183, Check and Balances on the President: The Power of the Presidency, Part 21

    The president's power is limited by a few different methods. For example, an amendment to the Constitution limits the president to two elected terms in office. Another powerful check on the president's power is Congress. Learn about more of the ways the president's powers are limited on today's podcast.



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    60-Second Civics: Episode 4182, Executive Orders: The Power of the Presidency, Part 20

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4182, Executive Orders: The Power of the Presidency, Part 20

    Why have executive orders increased in recent years? Find out on today's podcast.



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    60-Second Civics: Episode 4181, Two Reasons for the Growth of Executive Power: The Power of the Presidency, Part 19

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4181, Two Reasons for the Growth of Executive Power: The Power of the Presidency, Part 19

    The president recommends legislation to Congress. The executive branch also plays an important role in determining federal regulations and elaborating laws. These factors have led to the growth of executive power.



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    60-Second Civics: Episode 4180, The Balance of Power: The Power of the Presidency, Part 18

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4180, The Balance of Power: The Power of the Presidency, Part 18

    ver time, power has flowed between Congress and the executive branch.



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    60-Second Civics: Episode 4179, Congress and the Court Reign in the President: The Power of the Presidency, Part 17

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4179, Congress and the Court Reign in the President: The Power of the Presidency, Part 17

    Can Congress and the Supreme Court reign in the power of the president? You bet.



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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

adrienne10 ,

1 minute doses to review your civics class

Feeling that many Americans really do not know/remember their civics, I started listening to this podcast so I would not be one of them. I tried to get my kids to listen, but one may need to have had a high school level civics class in order to grasp these tidbits in a bigger picture. Without the bigger picture, the tidbits remain factoids that are not necessarily helpful or leading to understanding.

So, for anybody with at least a high school civics class under their belt, these 1 minute podcasts are a great review. As I said, most Americans don't remember their civics, as illustrated by statements made in the media and public by politicians, media pundits, in churches, in public throughout the country. I highly recommend this podcast, whether you are really interested or not. You will be a better U.S. citizen because of it.

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Babajaid ,

Great Podcast

This is such a wonderful service that teaches the history of the present so that we know why things are the way they are. It is easy to take some of the rights and privileges for granted when we don't know how we got here but 60-seconds civics help correct that. This is a very NECESSARY podcast. Thank you Center for Civic Education and Mark Gage for doing this well.

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