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Module 3 FLVS Law Studies Course DBA Preperation
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What is the difference between ethics and law?
Laws are built on ethics but not all ethics are law
Rules established by a governing body to maintain a common order
Basic behavioral standards unique to an individual that guide that person's actions in various situations.
How have the ideas in the Founding Documents helped shape the government and laws of the United States?
Just like a foundation of any building decides the size of it, the founding documents was the foundation for our current government and laws. The ideas in the founding documents set our boundaries and principles for our future laws.
How is the idea of federalism applied to the court system?
Federalism is a system of gov't in which power is divided between a national gov't and various state gov't. This is applied in court systems because minor cases are dealt with using state gov't but when there is a bigger case or disagreement it gets passed to the federal gov't
How is power divided and balanced between the people and the government?
Power is divided and balanced using the Constuitionn as a basis. Also people get to vote on some laws, and who they want to serve in the governemnt.
Between the states and the federal government?
Power is divided between states and the federal government. They do this by creating specific laws that only the state can do and vice versa. (only gov't and declare war, create money, only states can elect pres, VP)
Between the branches of government?
They each have their own specific roles that are outlined in the constitution.
(accused of crime)
Witnesses are those people who give testimony)
6-12 individuals who are given the task of deciding what actually happened and whether defendant is guilty. They give a verdict)
The text says that lawyers often have to act like historians. How do historians figure out what happened in the past?
They figure out what happended by doing research. Now a days there are many ways to do that. Historians look at artifacts, art, and any papers, studies or research
How could thinking like a historian or help a lawyer do his or her job better?
They can look at prior cases and decide best way to present their case to jury so that they convict the defendant.
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