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This chapter helps students review the concepts in History of American Law unit of a standard college business course. Topics covered include:
- Overview of business law
- Development of American law after the American Revolution
- Stare decisis doctrine
- Articles of Confederation
- The Constitutional Convention's compromise
1. American Law: History & Origins from English Common Law
Our modern American law system is based on centuries of English principles regarding right and wrong. This English common law system combines with U.S. case decisions and statutes to form what we know as law. This lesson examines the origins and definitions associated with the American law system.
2. What Is Business Law? - Definition & Overview
Business law is a broad area of law. It covers many different types of laws and many different topics. This lesson explains generally what business law is and how it's used.
3. Stare Decisis Doctrine: Definition & Example Cases
The doctrines of stare decisis and precedent are the foundations of our American common law system. This lesson explains what these doctrines are and how they are used.
4. Development of American Law After the American Revolution
The patriot movement and American Revolution generated the democratic government known in the United States today. This lesson discusses the process of creating the new nation through innovative laws.
5. The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance
The Articles of Confederation was the new nation's founding document, but the government established under the Articles was too weak. The new central government had no way of raising revenue and no ability to enforce the commitments made by the states. The Northwest Ordinance paved the way for the growth of the new nation.
6. The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise
The Constitutional Convention was intended to amend the Articles of Confederation. Instead, those in attendance set out to found a republic (the likes of which had never been seen), which is still going strong well over 200 years later. To accomplish this task, compromises had to be made. The Great Compromise designed the bicameral congress the U.S. has today.
7. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890: Summary & Overview
In this lesson you'll be introduced to the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first legislative attempt by the United States to control the powers of trusts and monopolies. After the lesson, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.
8. Strict Constructionists: Definition & Approach
Interpreting statutes and state and federal constitutions is a serious matter. In fact, interpreting these laws may affect the lives of literally hundreds of millions of citizens. In this lesson, you'll learn how a strict constructionist interprets the law.
9. What is ADA Compliance? - Definition & Guidelines
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10. Black Letter Law: Definitions & Examples
Black letter law is the law of the land, so to speak; it includes well established principles and standards that eliminate the potential for reinterpretation or ambiguity in the laws already accepted within the American legal system.
11. Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Company Court Case
In this lesson, you will learn about the Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Company court case. The background of the case, the basis of the lawsuit, trial and rulings will be discussed.
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