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Answered By: Suzanne Schriefer, Criminal Justice & Paralegal Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 227

Most introductory legal research textbooks will discuss the origins of our legal system in the first few chapters of the text.  If this type of resource is not available, consult the following:

Consider using the following keywords in your search:  "U.S. Law"  "U.S. Legal System"  "American Law"  "American Legal System"  "Federal Courts"  "U.S. Courts"  "State Courts"

Consult our book collection, eBooks and Academic eBooks via EBSCO, for books that discuss the history of the American legal system.  Again, best results will be achieved by using keywords to search the database.