What does it take for a bill to become a law? In this WebQuest, students will learn that the process is not easy as they follow the history of the landmark legislation that established Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday. Students will discover how a bill becomes a law and evaluate the impact that public lobbying can have in the process.
Students will be able to...
- Identify key aspects of the lawmaking process
- Consider reasons why a bill may not become a law
- Explore Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to American history
- Define federal holiday