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August 16, 2014

If you want to improve your civil literacy, start at your local library

While enrolled in various civic and government classes, I often wondered why these classes were important enough to be included as part of any formal educational curriculum. I eventually realized the significant role and societal force government or civics plays in a person's life. The Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Federal Judiciary Act, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 and the Federalist Papers are prime examples. "Being civic-minded," a term frequently spoken by my teachers, professors and parents, took on a whole new meaning.

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