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Denver Gazette: Colorado’s first Civics Bee encourages students to engage in community, government

What does the Guarantee Clause in Article IV specify about the governments of American states? Which amendments all deal with some aspect of the presidency? What is the procedure for casting electoral votes for President of the United States?

If you couldn’t answer those questions, you’re not smarter than a middle schooler. Or, at least, not the 15 middle schoolers competing Friday at Colorado’s first state Civics Bee.

The National Civics Bee — presented by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Daniels Fund — is an annual competition encouraging young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities, according to its website.

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