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    Making Young Americans "Citizen-Ready"

    Retired Rear Admiral Robert Besal discussed the report, America Unprepared, released by Mission: Readiness September 12, 2016, which warns that too many of the nation’s youth were…

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    School Curricula on Patriotism

    Andrew Tilghman reported by telephone on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call for changes to school curricula in an effort to do better job “promoting American pride and patriotism in…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should Schools Be Required to Teach Patriotism?” The question was inspired by remarks of…

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    Immigration and Political and Economic Institutions

    Panelists discussed analyses of the positive and negative impacts of immigration on political and economic institutions. They used slides in their presentations and responded to questions from members of the…

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    Q&A with Robert Gates

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talked about his book A Passion for Leadership, in which he examines the failures of large institutions and how smart leadership can improve them.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How do you define 'patriotism'?”

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    High School U.S. Government Exam

    High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics Exam that was to be administered the next Tuesday,…

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    The Cosmopolites

    Atossa Abrahamian talked about his book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen, about the buying and selling of citizenship, what citizenship means today, and the impact of…

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    National Service

    Panelists, including former Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), and Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), talked about making national service more appealing to…

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    Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    James Ho and John Eastman talked about birthright citizenship and varying interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should the U.S. end birthright citizenship?” Jonathan Turley also spoke by phone about the history of the 14th Amendment and…

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    Presidential Medal of Freedom

    In a ceremony in the East Room, President Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gary S. Becker for his work in economics and social science; Oscar Elias Biscet for his work on…

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    Purdue University Civic Competence Poll

    Carolyn Curiel and Haley Sands talked about a new national poll by the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication that measured citizens' civic competence. The poll found that Americans…

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    High School U.S. Government Exam

    High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement Government Exam that was to be administered the following week. They discussed the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the question “Should civics education be mandatory?” The question was inspired by an article in the Wall Street Journal that morning.…

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    American Scripture

    Ms. Maier talked about her new book, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. The book describes the second Continental Congress evolving into a national government, the…

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    National Conference on Citizenship

    Speakers at the 68th Annual Conference on Citizenship talked about ways to engage citizens to become active civil participants in their communities. General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.) received the…

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    StudentCam 2015 Theme Announcement

    Susan Swain announced the theme for C-SPAN’s 2015 StudentCam documentary competition: “The Three Branches and You.” Contestants were asked to tell a story that demonstrates how a policy,…

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    Senator Cruz on Terrorism and American Citizenship

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation that would strip U.S. citizenship from Americans who join, or provide material assistance to, a terrorist organization.

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    White House Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama hosted an Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the White House for active duty military service members and their spouses, as well as veterans and reservists. The…

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