Civics 101 – Episode 42: U.S. Territories

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Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a non-partisan, topical “refresher course on how American democracy was designed and how it is practiced in the real world.”

Episode 42: What is a U.S. territory? What is the status of its citizens with regard to the Constitution and U.S. law?

Podcast (15:32):


As referenced in Civic 101′s weekly newsletter Extra Credit! (week of July 24th, 2017):

-Mnemonic Device for names of the territories (credit to Todd from Roanoke, VA):

(Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico)\

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-A Hand-Drawn History of the United States (and Not-Quite States) video (7:00) - Doug Mack:





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