Paths of Influence (R4) How do citizens influence the creation and enforcement of laws? Create a petition. Join an organiz...
JFK Inaugural Address (R4) <ul><li>What do you think President Kennedy meant when he said, “Ask not what your country can ...
Process: “I Pledge” Statement (L3) <ul><li>You will be writing an “I pledge” statement underneath the “Declaration of Sent...
Preview: Sporty Sketches (L5) <ul><li>On the top half of your left hand page, choose 4 different sports and draw a sketch ...
Be the Legal Expert! (R5) Drawing Goes Here Drawing Goes Here Drawing Goes Here Drawing Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Scena...
Scenarios (R5) <ul><li>Give your law firm a name. Hint: Most law firms are the last  names of each attorney. </li></ul><ul...
Checkup Quiz 1 (10 points) <ul><li>Write your answers in  complete sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Hammurabi and what...
Process: Poetry Corner (L5) L AW Write an acrostic poem using one of the bodies of law from your foldable. The words you c...
Preview: “You have the right to...” (L7) <ul><li>On the  top half  of your left hand page, list the rights you think you h...
What are my rights? (R8) RIGHTS  OF THE  ACCUSED AMENDMENT 4 <ul><li>Protection from “unreasonable searches and seizures.”...
Process: You be the Judge (L7) <ul><li>There is a great deal of controversy about whether the death penalty is “cruel and ...
Preview: Court System Scramble (L9) state supreme court lower courts federal district courts state court of appeals state ...
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American Legal System

  1. 1. Paths of Influence (R4) How do citizens influence the creation and enforcement of laws? Create a petition. Join an organization (NGO). Contact your Congressman/woman. Report a crime, jury duty ?????? ??????
  2. 2. JFK Inaugural Address (R4) <ul><li>What do you think President Kennedy meant when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this line relate to how we as citizens can exercise our rights? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Process: “I Pledge” Statement (L3) <ul><li>You will be writing an “I pledge” statement underneath the “Declaration of Sentiments” Preview. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a school rule or law in your community that you would like to see changed, created, or better enforced. What actions could you take to achieve this? </li></ul><ul><li>Write these action(s) beginning with: “I pledge to...” </li></ul><ul><li>You must also explain why you would take the action you chose. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign your name at the end of the pledge. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Preview: Sporty Sketches (L5) <ul><li>On the top half of your left hand page, choose 4 different sports and draw a sketch of where each sport is usually played. Label each drawing with the name of the sport. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Hockey - Ice skating rink </li></ul>
  5. 5. Be the Legal Expert! (R5) Drawing Goes Here Drawing Goes Here Drawing Goes Here Drawing Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Scenario Goes Here Civil Law The body of law dealing with the private rights of people. Non-criminal lawsuits are used to settle disputes between two individuals or groups. Criminal Law The body of law that deals with crimes and the process for punishing criminal actions. Juvenile Law An area of criminal law which involves criminal offenders under 18. Military Law The body of law which is made up of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is the set of laws that apply to individuals in the armed forces for crimes committed.
  6. 6. Scenarios (R5) <ul><li>Give your law firm a name. Hint: Most law firms are the last names of each attorney. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a different scenario that would apply to each body of law on the inside flap of your foldable. Include as much detail as possible. Your scenario should include the setting, people, event(s), and other relevant information. </li></ul><ul><li>Work cooperatively and be creative with your scenarios. The best written scenario will be chosen as the case for our mock trial! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Checkup Quiz 1 (10 points) <ul><li>Write your answers in complete sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Hammurabi and what is so significant about Hammurabi’s Code of Laws? </li></ul><ul><li>Look back at the excerpt from the “Declaration of Sentiments,” what right did women want? (think, “elective franchise”). </li></ul><ul><li>List 3 ways a citizen can influence the creation and enforcement of laws. Explain which you think is most effective in creating change. </li></ul><ul><li>Think back to the JFK quote,” Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Explain how this quote relates to being an involved citizen in society. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the key difference between civil law and criminal law. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Process: Poetry Corner (L5) L AW Write an acrostic poem using one of the bodies of law from your foldable. The words you choose must relate to the body of law you choose (use your imagination, do not copy my poem). C I V I L non- riminal r ghts indi iduals d sputes awsuits sett ment p rties la yers
  9. 9. Preview: “You have the right to...” (L7) <ul><li>On the top half of your left hand page, list the rights you think you have if accused of a crime. </li></ul><ul><li>If accused of a crime, these are the rights I THINK I have: </li></ul>
  10. 10. What are my rights? (R8) RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED AMENDMENT 4 <ul><li>Protection from “unreasonable searches and seizures.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Probable cause” is needed to issue a search warrant. </li></ul><ul><li>Protection from “double jeopardy.” </li></ul><ul><li>Protection from self-incrimination </li></ul><ul><li>(“right to remain silent”) </li></ul><ul><li>Right to a speedy and public trial. </li></ul><ul><li>Right to an attorney. </li></ul><ul><li>Right to trial by jury in federal and civil cases. </li></ul><ul><li>no excessive bail. </li></ul><ul><li>“ cruel and unusual punishment” is prohibited. </li></ul>AMENDMENT 6 AMENDMENT 7 AMENDMENT 8 AMENDMENT 5
  11. 11. Process: You be the Judge (L7) <ul><li>There is a great deal of controversy about whether the death penalty is “cruel and unusual punishment.” In some cases, juveniles who commit serious crimes such as murder have faced the death penalty. Do you think juvenile offenders should face the death penalty for serious crimes? Why or why not? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Preview: Court System Scramble (L9) state supreme court lower courts federal district courts state court of appeals state circuit courts federal court of appeals U.S. Supreme Court lower courts lower courts state supreme court state court of appeals state circuit courts U.S. Supreme Court federal district courts federal court of appeals

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