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Ch 2: Sources of Law: Tutoring Solution

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The Sources of Law chapter of this Introductory Business Law Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about sources of law. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the Constitutional, federal, state and local sources of law required in a typical introductory business law course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other introductory business law work.
  • Identify the sources of law concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our introductory business law tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn sources of law and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding clauses, jurisprudence or any other sources of law topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their sources of law unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in introductory business law
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Study examples of Constitutional law
  • Understand the role of the three branches of government.
  • Learn where the three branches of government get their authority
  • Describe the Preamble and Constitutional articles and amendments
  • Understand the role of the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land
  • Describe the first ten amendments of the Constitution
  • Examine executive order
  • Look at the necessary and proper clause, interstate clause, privileges and immunities clause and full faith and credit clause
  • Differentiate between local, state and federal ordinances
  • See examples of treaties
  • Identify the different schools of jurisprudence

16 Lessons in Chapter 2: Sources of Law: Tutoring Solution
The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

1. The 3 Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial

In 1787, leaders from each of the states gathered to write the United States Constitution. The Constitution sets out how our nation is governed and creates a system that separates powers between different branches. This lesson explores the three branches of our federal government.

What Is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example

2. What Is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example

Constitutional law deals with the understanding and use of the United States Constitution. This lesson will define and discuss constitutional law, while examining several famous constitutional law cases.

The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

3. The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments

The U.S. Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. It establishes the government of the United States, and its first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, assures every U.S. citizen the rights we have all come to hold dear.

The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

4. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments

The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.

U.S. Constitution: Definition and the Judicial Review of Marbury v. Madison

5. U.S. Constitution: Definition and the Judicial Review of Marbury v. Madison

Our United States Constitution is known as the 'Supreme Law of the Land.' The United States Supreme Court determines when other laws are in conflict with the Constitution. This lesson explains the concepts of supremacy and judicial review.

Presidential Executive Order: Definition & Example

6. Presidential Executive Order: Definition & Example

Presidential Executive orders are rules issued by the president to an executive branch of government. These orders are law. This lesson explains what Executive orders are and how they are used.

'Necessary & Proper' and Interstate Commerce Clauses

7. 'Necessary & Proper' and Interstate Commerce Clauses

The United States Constitution includes several important provisions that empower the United States Congress to make particular laws. This lesson explores the necessary and proper clause and the commerce clause.

Privileges & Immunities Clause: Definition & Examples

8. Privileges & Immunities Clause: Definition & Examples

The United States Constitution includes two privileges and immunities clauses. These clauses protect citizens' fundamental rights and prevent states from discriminating against out-of-state citizens. This lesson explores the use of the privileges and immunities clauses, including how these clauses are used in business relations.

Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples

9. Full Faith & Credit Clause: Definition & Examples

The Full Faith and Credit Clause was a key addition to the United States Constitution because it helped to unify the independent states. This lesson explains the Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause.

Contracts Clause: Examples & Definition

10. Contracts Clause: Examples & Definition

The United States Constitution's Obligations of Contracts Clause was drafted in order to keep states from interfering with private contracts. This lesson explains the use of the Contracts Clause in business and how the interpretation of the Contracts Clause has changed over time.

Federalism & the Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example

11. Federalism & the Supremacy Clause: Definition & Example

The United States is a federalist government, where the citizens are subject to the powers of several governmental units. Our United States Constitution tells us that the federal government is the highest, or supreme, governmental power. This lesson explores the concept of federalism and the supremacy clause.

Local, State & Federal Ordinances: Definitions and Differences

12. Local, State & Federal Ordinances: Definitions and Differences

In the United States, people are subject to the powers of several governmental units. Citizens must comply with federal, state and local laws - all at the same time. This lesson explores the definitions and differences between federal, state and local laws.

Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples

13. Treaties and the Law: Definition & Examples

A treaty is an express agreement entered into by official representatives from two or more independent governments. Treaties are law. This lesson explains what a treaty is and how treaties are used.

Administrative/Regulatory Law: Definition & Example Cases

14. Administrative/Regulatory Law: Definition & Example Cases

Administrative laws are those laws that govern the formation and operation of administrative agencies and the rulings made by administrative agencies. This type of law is sometimes called regulatory law. This lesson explores administrative law and administrative agencies.

Schools of Jurisprudence: Theories & Definitions

15. Schools of Jurisprudence: Theories & Definitions

Jurisprudence is the study of law, or the philosophy of law. It helps us better understand the creation, application, and enforcement of laws. This lesson explains what jurisprudence is, and explores some specific schools of jurisprudence.

Judicial Restraint: Definition, Examples & Cases

16. Judicial Restraint: Definition, Examples & Cases

After you complete this lesson, you will understand what constitutes judicial restraint. Moreover, you will review examples and an important case involving judicial restraint to gain a firm grasp of this concept.

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