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|Additional Physical Format:||Originally produced:
Cambridge Educational (Firm), 2009
|Material Type:||Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.|
|Notes:||Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"September 24th, 1789?the First United States Congress establishes the basic structure of the Federal Judiciary. With this act, the American legal system becomes an entity entwined with our fundamental notions of democracy and fair government, equal in power and authority to the Executive and Legislative branches. This program guides viewers through the history of the Judiciary and illustrates how it works in theory and practice. Topics include the main purposes of the Judicial branch?specifically, interpreting the law, determining if laws are unconstitutional, and applying the law to individual cases; the various divisions and levels of courts, such as lower, appellate, and specialized courts; the unique powers of the Supreme Court; summaries of famous Supreme Court cases; and more. A viewable/printable instructor?s guide is available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series U.S. Government: How it Works. (21 minutes)."
|Description:||1 streaming video (21 minutes.)|
|Details:||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Contents:||Interpreting the Constitution (1:10) --
The Origins of the Judicial Branch (2:36) --
The District Courts (2:13) --
The Supreme Court (1:27) --
Chief Justice (2:06) --
How Cases are Heard (2:10) --
Supreme Court Opinions (3:32) --
The State Court System (1:19) --
Judicial Review (3:11).
|Series Title:||Your government--how it works.|
- United States Constitution.
- Legislation -- United States.
- Democracy -- United States.
- Constitutional law -- United States -- History.
- Constitutional history -- United States.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865.
- United States -- Politics and government.
- United States -- History -- Study and teaching.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
- United States -- Economic conditions.