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69. How Does the Supreme Court Work?

Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, where nine Supreme Court Judges reside. These judges have a huge responsibility because their decisions will be used to interpret the Constitution for years to come. Join Connor and Brittany as they explain how the Supreme Court works and why they play such an important role in our country.

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68. How Can Juries Make A Difference?

Our Constitution guarantees individuals the right to a jury by peers should they be accused of a crime. On this episode, Connor and Brittany talk about the important role juries play in our legal system and how they can be empowered to ensure justice prevails.

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67. What Is Creative Destruction?

Sometimes the old ways of doing things have to be destroyed to make way for new and better ways. We see this all the time in our economy when innovation replaces outdated practices. This “creative destruction,” as it is often referred, is what helps fill our world with an endless variety of goods and services that are always improving to meet the needs of consumers like us.

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66. How Did Communism Almost Destroy the First Thanksgiving?

The holidays are upon us, but there is one aspect about Thanksgiving many people have never heard. When the pilgrims got to Plymouth Rock, their belief in communism almost led to their downfall. In fact, there was almost no first Thanksgiving at all.

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64. What Is A Logical Fallacy?

Logical Fallacies, or flawed reasoning, occur all the time in our world. Politicians use them, the media uses them, and unfortunately, many people routinely fall for these fallacies. Today, Connor and Brittany discuss what a logical fallacy is and how you can avoid using them and falling for them in everyday life.

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62. How Can You Stay Positive In A Crazy World?

The world is a crazy place, but that doesn’t mean we have to be sad and gloomy about it. There is so much to be optimistic about there are plenty of ways you can try your best to stay positive even when everything around us is chaotic.

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61. How Does The Electoral College Work?

Unlike other countries, who elect their officials through popular vote, our country uses something called the “Electoral College.” Many people, even adults, don’t really understand how it works. Today, Brittany and Connor explain the Electoral College and the role in plays in presidential elections.

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  • Electoral College: A body of delegates who represent the states and exist specifically to elect the President of the United States every four years. 

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60. Why Was Henry Ford So Important?

Once upon a time, cars were a luxury item only the super rich could afford. But thanks to Henry Ford and an economic concept called “economies of scale,” cars were able to mass produced, making them more affordable to everyday people.

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  • Economies of Scale: When the cost of producing one unit of a good or service decreases as the volume of production increases.

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59. Has technological innovation made us better or worse off?

The internet and the “internet of things” has completely changed our world. On one hand, this tech has helped make our world safer, on the other hand we now live in a world where tech has caused us to lose our privacy. Today Connor and Brittany discuss the role tech has played in our modern world.

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57. Does It Really Matter Who Wins The Presidency?

During election season, the media and politicians like to tell us that the fate of the future depends on the outcome of the presidential election. While the president does have a lot of power, the truth is presidents and other politicians can’t save us from all our problems. The truth is, when all is said and done, individuals are the only ones responsible for making our lives better.

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