Today’s Special Occasion: Jury Duty

It's December 3, and the American School Blog is back after a few days off.  If you're curious why we only had blog entries last week on Monday and Tuesday, it's because even people who do blogs have to appear for jury duty.  Since the Constitution guarantees a trial by jury, it's likely that everyone will have to serve on a jury at least once in his or her life.  Although the process can be inconvenient at times, it is also a tangible reminder that the third branch of government, the judicial branch, is alive and well just as the legislative and executive branches are.  You can learn more about the three branches of American government by taking our Social Civics course.  Doing so will not only prepare you for civic duties like voting and serving on juries, but it will also get you one unit of credit closer to earning your accredited high school diploma.