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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain what a blood feud is and why they are important to the development of courts.

  2. Name and discuss the three major types of early English trial.

  3. Outline the importance of the Assize of Clarendon to the establishment of the jury.

  4. Tell what the Magna Carta is.

  5. Describe the problem of the courts in colonial North America.

  6. Identify and briefly discuss the documents the U.S. founders created to specify the relationship between the people and the state.

  7. Name some cases, historical events, and individuals that have affected the way the courts have evolved.

  8. Classify the three types of jurisdiction.

  9. Briefly outline the structure of the federal courts.

  10. Briefly outline the structure of state courts.

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