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The United States court system is divided between two administratively separate parts. The first was established in early colonial times. The original thirteen colonies had established their own individual court systems based off the English system (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed., 2007). According to an article “Early Development of the United States Court System US Courts in the Early Republic” written by Martin Kelly “In 1789 Article Three of the US Constitution stated that "[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish." (Kelly, 2012) ” The article US Constitution created the Federal Court System. Because each of the original colonies had an established court system, the two court systems evolved separately into today’s modern dual court system (Kelly, 2012). This essay will break down the major historical events in the United States Court system to include probation, parole, and juvenile courts and how they have transformed todays United States Dual court system.
The two court systems in America State courts and Federal courts. Each state created its laws and court system, what was legal in one state may not have been legal in another. Even today, what is legal in one state may not be legal in another. If you committed a crime, you would go to your state court and be punished by your state's laws. When committing a tort, you will be sued in your state court.
Although American court system rate one of the highest in the world in comparison with other countries. It prestigious qualities rank it higher than almost any other country in the world. The United States seems to hold a higher regard for human life that of our surrounding countries. Most of the crimes in the United States are not crimes that are punishable by death, whereas what the United States considers a misdemeanor, could be punishable by death in another country. In the United States, we also get a fair trial represented by a lawyer who is paid to act in your best interest. Different countries may not give you