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Saturday, March 23
Daily civics quiz

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What part of government is responsible for interpreting the Constitution?

a. Congress
b. The President
c. The Supreme Court
d. The Department of State

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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 3562, Debate Over Interpretation
Scalia and Breyer's views on how the Constitution should be interpreted.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3561, Writs of Certiorari
What is a writ of certiorari? Find out on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3560, Appellate Jurisdiction
Do you know the difference between original and appellate jurisdiction?

60-Second Civics: Episode 3559, Original and Appellate Jurisdiction
Learn about the appellate and original jurisdiction on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3558, Federal Courts
Today we present a one-minute overview the powers of federal courts under Article III of the Constitution.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3557, The Public as Watchdogs
The public can serve as watchdogs of administrative agencies.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3556, Courts and Federalism Check Administrative Agencies
The courts and our federal system check the power of administrative agencies.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3555, Congressional Oversight of Administrative Agencies
The president has appointment powers, but Congress has the power to oversee administrative agencies.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3554, Checks on the Powers of Administrative Agencies
Today we learn about checks on the power of administrative agencies.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3553, Patronage vs. Civil Service
In general, public employees can't be fired for refusing to support the political party in power.