60-Second Civics

Tuesday, December 01
   Daily civics quiz
What part of the Constitution mentions the president's role in recommending legislation to Congress?

 
 
 
 

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

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4178, Wars, Emergencies, and FDR: The Power of the Presidency, Part 15
What does the Constitution say about presidential powers during emergencies or crisis? The answer may surprise you.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4177, Wars, Emergencies, and FDR: The Power of the Presidency, Part 15
With the support of Congress, FDR responded to the multiple crises that occurred during his administration.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4176, Diplomat in Chief: The Power of the Presidency, Part 14
How is the president America's diplomat in chief? Find out on today's podcast.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4175, The President and Treaties: The Power of the Presidency, Part 13
The president can make treaties with the approval of two-thirds of the Senate.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4174, The President as Commander in Chief: The Power of the Presidency, Part 12
The president is commander in chief, but only Congress can declare war. Congress has declared war only five times in the nation's history.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4173, The President and Foreign Affairs: The Power of the Presidency, Part 11
The president's power is at its greatest when it comes to foreign affairs.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 4172, The President As Leader of Foreign Policy: The Power of the Presidency, Part 10
The president has a number of important powers, but the president's powers are limited in important ways.

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