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Social Studies High School

Town Government

The tradition of town meeting day has faded away in most states. This public radio story describes a Town Meeting in Starksboro, Vermont, and puts it in the context of the longstanding tradition of town meeting in New England, which began in the 1600s. While it can be difficult to give 100 people all the time they want to debate issues and air their opinions, let alone come to an agreement on them, town meeting remains a vitally important institution that its members value. This story looks at what makes it work.

US History I Civics/Government Government structures

Story Length: 2:47

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State of the Re:Union, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 04/22/2012

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