The Legal System NOT YET UPDATED

Use this section to explore resources about different sources and types of law, the federal and state court systems, and some landmark Supreme Court cases. Click on the links to each of the module pages below to explore that module's content.

Sources and Types of Law VIDEOS UPDATED

Let's Learn About Sources and Types of Law

SS.7.C.3.10: Identify sources and types (civil, criminal, constitutional, military) of law.

The Judicial Branch VIDEOS UPDATED

Let's Learn About the State and Federal Courts:

SS.7.CG.3.9 Explain the structure, functions, and processes of the judicial branch of government.

PLEASE NOTE CLARIFICATION FOUR (Compare the trial and appellate processes) IS COVERED WITH VIDEOS FROM 7.CG.2.5, WHICH ALSO COVERS THE TRIAL PROCESS AND JURIES. A SPECIFIC VIDEO ON THE APPELLATE PROCESS IS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Landmark Supreme Court Cases VIDEOS UPDATED

Let's Learn About Landmark Supreme Court Cases Related to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

SS.7.C.3.12: Analyze the significance and outcomes of landmark Supreme Court cases.

Trial Process and Juries VIDEOS UPDATED

Let's Learn About The Trial Process and the Jury System.

SS.7.CG.2.5: Describe the trial process and the role of juries the administration of justice at the state and federal levels.