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Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists

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Description: How much power should the federal government have? This was a weighty question that was heavily debated in the newly established United States of America. Explore the views and proponents of both the Federalists and Anti-Federalists in order to understand this great political debate, as well as how the Supreme Court established Federalist precedents during the time of the Marshall Court. Standards 8.2.4, 8.2.7, 12.1.5 and 12.4.5

Author: History of the Supreme Court

Lesson ID: 139

An Impartial Jury: Legal Requirement or Idealistic Goal?

Description: The Sixth Amendment guarantees that in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed? Is this possible in this 24-hour news society?

Author: Dan May, O'Fallon High School

Lesson ID: 1315

An Independent Judiciary

Description: One hundred years ago, a spirit of reform swept America. Led by the progressives, people who believed in clean government and that government had to help solve society's problems, the movement elected representatives to Congress and to statehouses around America. Progressives passed legislation aimed at improving working conditions, breaking up business monopolies, creating welfare programs for the poor, and assuring pure food and drug standards. Businesses hurt by this new legislation often opposed the new laws and challenged them in court. Defenders of the courts worried that political attacks on judges and basic changes to our judicial system could undermine the independence of the judiciary and seriously affect the delicate balance of powers contained in our constitutional system. But how did an independent judiciary come about and what does it mean to have one? Standards 12.4.5 civics and 12.5.2 civics

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 66

An Issue of Consent

Description: Realizing the importance of an effective judiciary, the framers of the Constitution gave both the president and the Senate a role in selecting judges. This was done to assure that the best people would be picked and that neither the executive nor the legislative branch could control the judiciary. But the Constitution did not define how the Senate should give its "advice and consent" on judicial appointments. Here's you chance to decide for what reasons the Senate should reject a President's appointment? Standard 12.4.6 civics

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 68

President and Supreme Court Appointments

Description: Look at the relationship between the Presidency and the Supreme Court. Explore current events related to Court appointments in order to detail the importance placed upon the selection of Justices. Examine the criteria used in the nomination process and take a look at the parallels between the President's political views and those of the Supreme Court nominees. Standards 12.4.5 and 12.4.6

Author: History of the Supreme Court

Lesson ID: 1548

Role of the Federal Courts in American Government

Description: Using Federalist No. 78 as a starting point, discuss the relationship between the judiciary and the other branches of government. Students determine if the relationship of the courts to other branches of government and the public has changed in recent years, Using nine "pieces of evidence" relating to different sections of the Constitution and various court cases.

Author: U.S. Courts

Lesson ID: 1314

Understanding Procedural Justice

Description: Students will analyze the concept of procedural justice by identifying the unfair decisions by the ruler in a play. They will then state the procedural guarantees that ought to be part of America's legal system and compare their list of procedural guarantees to the procedural guarantees provided by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Standard 5.7.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.6, and 12.5.1 civics

Author: Tarry Linquist, Julia gold, and Margaret Fisher, Washington State Office of the Administrator for the Courts

Lesson ID: 1161

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