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Ch 1: History of American Law: Tutoring Solution

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The History of American Law chapter of this Introductory Business Law Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the history of American law. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the origins and developments of American law required in a typical introductory business law course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other introductory business law work.
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  • Struggle with understanding the definition of business law, the Great Compromise or any other history of American law topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Learn the purpose of English common law
  • Describe the purpose of business law
  • Find out how American law developed after the American Revolution
  • See definitions for precedent and stare decisis
  • Understand the Articles of the Confederation
  • Identify the framers of the Constitution and its influences
  • Discuss the Constitutional Convention and the Great Compromise

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: History of American Law: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
American Law: History & Origins from English Common Law

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.

What Is Business Law? - Definition & Overview

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.

Development of American Law After the American Revolution

3. 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.

Stare Decisis Doctrine: Definition & Example Cases

4. 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.

The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance

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.

The Constitutional Convention: The Great Compromise

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.

Wallace v. Jaffree: Summary & Decision

7. Wallace v. Jaffree: Summary & Decision

In this lesson, we'll explore the landmark case of Wallace v. Jaffree, which was filed in 1982 but ruled on in 1985. There will be a summary of the case, and then we'll discuss the court's decision about the case.

What Is a Case Brief? - Definition, Format & Examples

8. What Is a Case Brief? - Definition, Format & Examples

Learn what a case brief is, how to format these documents, and examine several examples. When you are done with this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of how case briefs can help explain a legal opinion.

What is Forensic Anthropology? - Definition & Famous Cases

9. What is Forensic Anthropology? - Definition & Famous Cases

Do you know what forensic anthropology is? Not only will you learn what this field is, but you will also learn about the many different famous cases it has been applied to.

Dodd-Frank Act: Summary & Regulations

10. Dodd-Frank Act: Summary & Regulations

In this lesson, you will learn what the Dodd-Frank Act is, its purpose in protecting United States citizens from unfair business practices, and how it enforces the new policies created.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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