Rule of Law, Types of Law & Sources of Law
This lesson teaches students about the Rule of Law, as well as sources and types of law that make up the American legal system. Students who have been following these videos were introduced to the Rule of Law in previous videos including the last video on Landmark Supreme Court Cases which included U.S. v. Nixon. The concept that a country under the Rule of Law has “nobody above the law” not even the President of the United States is repeated in this video. Other benefits include the security and stability provided by the Rule of Law and its effects on a society which are covered in this lesson. Sources of Law that this United States has looked to in the creation of our legal system are covered including the Code of Hammurabi, Ancient Rome’s Twelve Tables, the Code of Justinian and English Common Law are all covered in this lesson. Finally students will be exposed to different types of law including: Criminal Law, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, and Military Law. After this lesson students should be able to define each concept, recognize main ideas and their effects on our current society, and answer main assessment questions.
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Check out the YouTube clip that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond’s Civics EOC Academy YouTube channel:
While this lesson was designed for students taking the Civics EOC Exam, this lesson will work for any Civics, US Government or US History class.
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