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Ch 17: AEPA: U.S. Judicial Branch

About This Chapter

This chapter's engaging lessons focus your attention on the judicial branch, including its powers and functions, to refresh your memory before the AEPA Political Science/American Government test. There are practice quizzes available with every lesson.

AEPA: U.S. Judicial Branch - Chapter Summary

Examine these lessons to look over content on the appointment process for federal judges, in addition to Supreme Court Justices, in preparation for potential AEPA questions. A review of this chapter further helps to ensure that you're up to speed on:

  • What it takes for a case to be heard in the Supreme Court
  • How the U.S. federal court system is organized
  • Judicial review and statutory interpretation
  • How the Supreme Court can be kept in check by other branches

From your computer or handheld device, you can explore the video lessons in about 5 minutes apiece. In case you'd like to check out any video segment again after your practice quiz, you can use the video tags to easily do so.

AEPA: U.S. Judicial Branch Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Political Science/American Government test looks at whether your subject knowledge prepares you for teaching students in Arizona according to state requirements. Your knowledge of any matters concerning the judicial branch will be gauged by the exam's multiple-choice questions. The exam's United States and Arizona Government subarea, which makes up about 60% of the test, will be the source of items that ask about the judicial branch.

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: AEPA: U.S. Judicial Branch
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Power of the Federal Judiciary: Sources & Consequences

1. The Power of the Federal Judiciary: Sources & Consequences

Federal judges and Supreme Court justices make their decisions using different rationales and theories. This lesson explores the power of the federal judiciary, including a discussion of judicial review and judicial activism.

The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels

2. The Federal Court System of the United States: Definition, Structure & Levels

The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. This lesson explores the federal court system of the Unites States, including its structure and jurisdiction.

Original Versus Appellate Jurisdiction: Definition & Differences

3. Original Versus Appellate Jurisdiction: Definition & Differences

Federal courts can have either original jurisdiction or appellate jurisdiction. Some courts have both types of jurisdiction. This lesson explains the difference between original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction in the federal court system.

Constitutional Checks & Balances on the Power of the Supreme Court: Definition & Examples

4. Constitutional Checks & Balances on the Power of the Supreme Court: Definition & Examples

Our federal government is divided into three branches. Each of the three branches holds certain checks and balances on the other two branches. This lesson explores the major checks and balances on the power of the United States Supreme Court.

Judicial Decision Making: Steps & Participants

5. Judicial Decision Making: Steps & Participants

A case will go through several steps before it can reach the U.S. Supreme Court. This lesson explains the participants, steps, and decision making involved in the appellate process. We will examine how a case can end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Selection of Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges: Process & Tenure

6. The Selection of Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges: Process & Tenure

All federal judges are appointed by the United States President, and must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, including the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. This lesson explains the process of selecting federal judges and their tenure once selected.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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