Sources of Law in the American Legal System

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All of the following are sources of law in the American legal system except:

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1. The supreme source of law in the American legal system is

2. Statutes or laws are created by which branch of government?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll have to understand the sources of authority behind U.S. laws and how laws are enforced. Expect to answer questions about vocabulary terms like statutory law and regulations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The Constitution
  • Sources of law in the American legal system
  • Regulations
  • The common law system
  • Statutes and statutory law

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make certain that you draw the most important information from the related Sources of U.S. Law lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as common law system and the Constitution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sources of law

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out our lesson on Sources of U.S. Law if you are interested in learning more about the American legal system. This lesson addresses noteworthy topics, like:

  • The Constitution, the supremacy clause and the Bill of Rights
  • What falls under statutory law
  • Examples of regulations
  • What the adversarial law system consists of
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