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