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Tuesday, May 21
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What are the two elements of the free exercise clause?

a. the freedom to believe; the freedom to practice
b. the freedom to practice; the freedom to vote in elections
c. the freedom to use government lands; the freedom to practice
d. the freedom to believe; the freedom to run for office

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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 3621, The Free Exercise Clause
The free exercise clause is another element of the First Amendment that protects religious freedoms.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3620, Arguments over the Establishment Clause
The continuing disagreements about the separation of church and state.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3619, Interpreting the Establishment Clause
People hold differing views about what rights the establishment clause gives and takes away.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3618, The Establishment Clause
How this important piece of the Constitution came to be, and how it has been interpreted over time.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3717, Freedom of Religion
A changing religious landscape in the 18th century helped shape the First Amendment.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3616, Separation of Church and State
How the United States established itself as a haven for religious freedom.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3615, The Reformation
Before the United States was founded, religious turmoil in Europe paved a path for a religiously free nation.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3614, Ignorance of the Bill of Rights
A 1991 survey of Americans revealed that not many know about the history and significance of the Bill of Rights.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3613, A Nauseous Project
Though we take it for granted today, the Bill of Rights presented many challengers to our Founders.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3612, The Constitution As a Bill of Rights
In addition to amendments, the Constitution itself was written to protect certain freedoms.