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Foundations of U.S. Law & Government

Foundations of U.S. Law & Government

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Understanding the rule of law and how our Government works is important to everyone who lives in the U.S. Foundations of U.S. Law and Government is designed to give attendees a basic understanding of the development of Law and Government in the U.S.A. from its earliest roots to today’s legal structure. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and its Amendments provide the foundation for Government by law. Sources of law from within U.S. government include Statutory (laws passed by legislatures), Common Law (legal precedent), Administrative Law (developed by government agencies), Executive Orders (signed by the President), Treaties, etc. The structure and function of federal government branches, Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, will be examined. The second half of this course will discuss the development of law for: the workplace (bosses, workers, and unions), consumer & environmental protection, and intellectual property.

Charlie Liebert has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He taught Business Law at Davidson County Community College for 12 years and still teaches an online course.

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Foundations of U.S. Law & Government