US Government and Legal System

Follow this link for a brief summary of why the United States replaced the  Articles of Confederation with the Constitution of the United States and some of the key compromises in connection with the Constitution.  This summary will introduce you to the Articles of Confederation, Federalism, the Separation of Powers, and Checks and Balances.  You’ll learn about how the Constitution distributes power to the federal government, the states, and the different branches of government.

Follow this link to learn about sources of law – –  where law comes from – – in the United States.  You will learn about the Constitution, statutes, case law, and administrative law.

Follow this link to learn more about federal and state court systems. You’ll learn how the court systems are organized and get a solid introduction to which cases belong in which court.