60-Second Civics: Episode 3583, Municipal Governments
April 13th, 2019
There are three broad categories of local governments in the United States: Counties, municipalities, and special districts.
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3582, County Governments
April 12th, 2019
State constitutions give legislatures power to create local governments, which receive charters, or grants of authority, to carry out a wide range of governmental responsibilities.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3585, State Constitutions
April 15th, 2019
Since the first state constitutions were adopted in 1776, state constitutional conventions have resulted in new constitutions being adopted some 144 …
60-Second Civics: Episode 3587, Regulation of Commerce
April 17th, 2019
Regulation of commerce cases demonstrate the kinds of issues that are common in America's system of shared governmental authority.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3586, State Constitutional Amendments
April 16th, 2019
State constitutional amendments often reflect state responses to policy debates occurring throughout the United States.
60-Second Civics: Episode 3581, Lieutenant Governors
April 11th, 2019
Lieutenant governors have been considered the fifth wheel of American politics. In reality, they have important responsibilities.