Grade 6-8 The Judiciary Act of 1789

The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about the significance of the Judiciary Act of 1789 in establishing a federal judiciary. By the conclusion of this lesson, students will understand the key provisions of the Judiciary Act of 1789 and the structure of the federal judicial branch.


Common Core, C3


8, 6, 7

Resource Types

Lesson Plans

Civic Days

Law Day


50 minutes

Constitution Articles

Article III