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Civically Speaking

Civics. Do you remember that term? Many Americans today do not. Go into your “way back machine”.

Quite simply, it is the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. The importance of an informed electorate cannot be understated because an informed voter can make logical decisions.  However, can civics be civil?  Can it be enjoyable or dare we say it, FUN??

  • Has there ever been another time in our history when the structure of our government was challenged?
  • Is the electoral college an antiquated system, or does it still serve a purpose?
  • Is “fake news” a new phenomenon?

The Bill of Rights

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights.

Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power.

Do Americans Need to Brush Up on Their Civics?

The answer is a resounding YES! Lately, it seems the emphasis in the American school system has been on passing standardized tests for funding. What have we lost in the process? Learning!

Today, the average American might have difficulty passing the test for U.S. citizenship. Don’t believe it? Click on the link below. Newsweek asked 1000 people the following questions from the test… 38% failed.  How do you measure up?

Civics in Action

Constitutional Amendment of the Week

16th Amendment.  Click the button for more info!

Civics Fun!

Try the quizzes below to test your civics knowledge, and to see which Founding Father most like YOU!

Which Founding Father Are You?

Try this fun quiz to see which Founding Father you share the most characteristics!

Real or Fake?

How good are you at sniffing out real or fake historical facts?  Take the quiz and find out!

Civically Speaking

This is the audio cast of our Youtube program devoted to getting people back into learning about civics!

Check back often for new episodes, or click the subscribe button on our Youtube channel!

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