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American law

Discuss the sources of American law:
-constitution
-statutes and ordinances
-commercial law codes (a)codification of commercial law (b)uniform commercial code

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Constitution:
"The basic and supreme law of the land is the Constitution of the United States of America. It consists of 7 articles, which were drafted by the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia, and 27 amendments. More than 200 years old, this document is the oldest written constitution of a national state in use anywhere in the world today." It came to be because the US needed 'rules or a way of life to follow'.
Reference: http://www.answers.com/constitution

-Statutes and ordinances: these are also rules or regulations that came to be for the art and science of governing people.

STATUTES
"Written law; act of a legislature, under constitutional authority, that becomes law, governing conduct within its scope. Statutes [came to be] enacted to ...

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