Making Laws

How Laws Are Made

House and Senate members have a really, really important job. They are in charge of making the laws that run this country!  

How is a law made? It starts with having an idea about how to deal with a problem facing our country. Senators and Representatives are called legislators because they have the unique ability to legislate -- a word that means "to make laws."

Follow the link to find a library of videos about making laws. Watch Chapter 4 and Chapter 5. 

Response Question: 
  • What is the name for a rough draft of a law?
  • What happens after a committee has reviewed a possible law?
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