Study Guide

Judicial Branch & Supreme Court Concepts

The Littlest Government

Revolutionary War struggle against Britain made Americans wary of strong executives and powerful...

The Judiciary of the Articles of Confederation

Lack of judiciary in Articles of Confederation became a problem because no one could settle...

Article III and the Birth of a Federal Court System

Judicial branch established in Article III of US ConstitutionConstitution did not provide much...

The Supreme Court

Supreme Court is most powerful and important institution of judicial branchConstitution does not...

Federal Court Jurisdiction

Supreme Court holds original jurisdiction over certain casesSupreme Court holds appellate...

The Inferior Courts

Many different inferior courts serve below the Supreme Court within the federal judiciaryFederal...