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Ch 71: MTTC History: The Federal Judicial System

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Take a fresh look at the federal judicial system by watching these fun videos. Each lesson covers a critical concept you'll need to know about to pass the MTTC History exam.

MTTC History: The Federal Judicial System - Chapter Summary

Let us simplify your preparations for the MTTC History exam with short and entertaining lessons that offer an easy method for reviewing the federal judicial system. You'll be ready to answer related questions on the exam after watching videos on:

  • Structure of the state court system
  • Federal judiciary powers
  • Structure and levels of the federal court system
  • Supreme Court powers and constitutional checks and balances
  • Process of selecting federal and Supreme Court judges
  • Original and appellate jurisdiction

These lessons break down the larger topic of the federal judicial system into small, manageable chunks that make retaining critical info for the exam easy. Professional instructors use dynamic animations and graphics to help you quickly grasp important concepts in a simple and fun manner.

Objectives of the MTTC History: The Federal Judicial System Chapter

The MTTC History exam is a required component of Michigan's teacher licensing process. It is a multiple-choice exam that covers four subareas: historical concepts and skills, world history, U.S. history and interdisciplinary perspectives. The interdisciplinary perspectives subarea is where questions about the federal judicial system are found, and it makes up about 24% of the exam. To get familiar with the format of the exam questions before taking it, use the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. In addition to offering a quick way to check your knowledge of the subject matter, these quizzes use the same format as the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 71: MTTC History: The Federal Judicial System
The State Court System of the United States: Definition & Structure

1. The State Court System of the United States: Definition & Structure

The United States has two separate court systems: the federal and the state. Each state has its own set of state courts. This lesson explains state courts, including the structure and jurisdiction of state court systems.

The Power of the Federal Judiciary: Sources & Consequences

2. 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

3. 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.

Judicial Decision Making: Steps & Participants

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Original Versus Appellate Jurisdiction: Definition & Differences

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy

8. Interest-Group Litigation Strategies: Ways to Influence Policy

Interest groups achieve their goals through a number of different ways. One strategy uses litigation in order to influence policy. This lesson explains the use of litigation by interest groups.

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