History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 24

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • The  development of the Judicial Branch in the Constitutional Convention.
  • Should the Judicial Branch be combined with the Executive Branch?
  • A description of the Judicial Branch in Article III and Federalist Papers.
  • The Judiciary Act of 1789 and Congress’ roll in forming the Judicial Branch.
  • Details on the original courts.
  • A discussion on the evolution of the courts today, foreshadowed by Thomas Jefferson.