Lesson 11.1 – The Court System

In this lesson, you will learn the basic ideas and parts of the US court system.


WATCH – Lesson 11.1 Intro Video


READ – Reading 11.1 – “The Dual Court System”

Read the following textbook excerpt, which presents the dual court system, and explain how the different court systems interact with various legal issues.

https://openstax.org/books/american-government-2e/pages/13-2-the-dual-court-system


COMPLETE – Student Challenge Exercise 11.1

Read through the following page, which offers a exercise in practicing

On the bottom of this page, complete the “Student Challenge” by clicking on the red “Start” button.


READ – Reading 11.2 – “The Federal Court System”

This reading describes the differences between the various federal courts: district, circuit courts, and the Supreme Court

https://openstax.org/books/american-government-2e/pages/13-3-the-federal-court-system


READ – Exercise 11.2 – “Federal Courts and the Public”

Read through the following passage, which outlines the different way the federal courts affect the lives of Americans:

https://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/federal-courts-public


READ – Reading 11.3 – “The Supreme Court”

This reading analyzes the structure and important features of the Supreme Court, as well as explain how the Court selects cases.

https://openstax.org/books/american-government-2e/pages/13-4-the-supreme-court


REVIEW – Key Terms from this chapter

Read through these key terms connected to our study of the court system. Some of them might appear on our next exam, as short-answer definitions:

https://openstax.org/books/american-government-2e/pages/13-key-terms


COMPLETE – Self-Assessment Exercise 11.3

NOTE: On our second exam, there will questions in answer-completion format, which will be based on these 22 review questions, so please make sure you understand, and answer all of these questions correctly.

Complete questions 1-22 to review key ideas from this topic:

https://openstax.org/books/american-government-2e/pages/13-review-questions

You can check your answers here:

https://openstax.org/books/american-government-2e/pages/chapter-13#fs-id1163756284095-solution


WRITE – Discussion Board 11.1

Head over to Discussion Board 11.1


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