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What are the two types of jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court?

a. Foreign and domestic
b. Original and appellate
c. House and Senate
d. Mandatory and discretionary

About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 2007, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 8: Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
How much do you know about the Supreme Court? Learn the basics on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2006, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 7: A national judiciary
Article III of the Constitution established the judicial branch of government. Learn about the judiciary on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2005, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 6: The Electoral College today
How do we elect a new president? This podcast explains the Electoral College. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2004, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 5: Creating the Electoral College
Not trusting Congress, the states, or the people to directly elect a president, the Framers created the Electoral College.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2003, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 4: Selecting a president
The Framers wanted to design a system to elect a president as qualified as George Washington. Doing so would not prove to be easy. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2002, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 3: Impeachment
On today's podcast, we learn about impeachment. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2001, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 2: Limits on the power of the executive branch
How is presidential power limited? Find out on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2000, We the People, Lesson 16, Part 1: The powers of the executive branch
What are the powers of the president under the Constitution? We find out on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1999, We the People, Lesson 15, Part 6: Checks on the power of Congress
Today we learn about checks on the power of Congress. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1998, We the People, Lesson 15, Part 5: Limits on the power of Congress
Are there any limits on the power of Congress? You bet. We learn about some of these limits on today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1997, We the People, Lesson 15, Part 4: Powers of Congress in the Constitution
The Constitution grants Congress both general and enumerated powers. Learn what these are in today's podcast. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1996, We the People, Lesson 15, Part 3: General and enumerated powers
The Framers gave Congress some general and some enumerated powers. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1995, We the People, Lesson 15, Part 2: Madison proposes a powerful Congress
James Madison proposed a strong Congress; some Framers thought this was risky. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1994, We the People, Lesson 15, Part 1: Creating a strong national government
The national government under the Articles of Confederation was weak. The Framers set out to fix that problem. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1993, We the People, Lesson 14, Part 4: Compromise over slavery
The Framers of the Constitution compromised over slavery in order to convince delegates to the Philadelphia Convention to support the Constitution. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1992, We the People, Lesson 14, Part 3: The issue of slavery at the Philadelphia Convention
On today's 60-Second Civics, we learn about the issue of slavery at the Philadelphia Convention. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1991, We the People, Lesson 14, Part 2: Tariffs a divisive issue at the Philadelphia Convention
Today we look at how the issue of tariffs were a divisive issue at the Philadelphia Convention.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1990, We the People, Lesson 14, Part 1: Economic differences between North and South
On today's podcast, we explore the economic differences between the North and South at the time of the Philadelphia Convention. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1989, We the People, Lesson 13, Part 4: The Connecticut Compromise
The Connecticut Compromise had three parts. Do you know what they are? This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1988, We the People, Lesson 13, Part 3: The New Jersey Plan
The New Jersey plan called for a weak national government and equal representation in a unicameral Congress. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1987, We the People, Lesson 13, Part 2: The Virginia Plan
James Madison came well-prepared to the Philadelphia Convention: he brought the Virginia Plan with him. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1986, We the People, Lesson 13, Part 1: Equal vs. proportional representation
One of the most important agreements at the Philadelphia Convention was about representation. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1985, We the People, Lesson 12, Part 6: Basic ideas about government
Today on 60-Second Civics: The basic ideas about government agreed upon by the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1984, We the People, Lesson 12, Part 5: The Philadelphia Convention begins
The delegates to the Philadelphia Convention agreed on three important points at the start of the convention. This episode originally aired in 2013.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1983, We the People, Lesson 12, Part 4: Founders who did not attend the Philadelphia Convention
A number of notable American statesmen did not attend the Philadelphia Convention.