How does a bill become a law in Congress? The process is established in the Constitution (Article I Section 7), but it has become a bit more detailed since 1787. Read the handout presented in class for the basics, and if you want to dig in deeper, check out the resources below. good times!
- Play the LawCraft game – be a member of the congress, select you house and state, determine your issues that interest you, and try to get the law passed. If you do, print it out!
- The filibuster is always interesting to young historians. You can see what a filibuster is here, read about a recent possible filibuster, and watch a famous dramatic filibuster from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
- End your afternoon / evening with I’m Just a Bill … and the Family Guy version