Every law starts from an idea that is either presented or formulated by a U.S. Congress person. A Senator or a House of Congress member sponsor the bill and then it is sent out to a group of representatives to talk about the bill and make changes or scrap it all together before putting it up for debate by congress who then votes on it. Once passed, the President of the United States has several actions they can take to stall or pass the bill into becoming a law. Though we are referring to Federal laws, there are many crazy State laws that are still on the books and occasionally enforced. Do you know where chickens can't cross the road? Quitman, Georgia! It is illegal to allow your chickens to be unattended to in that town. Yes, it's still on the books today.
The worksheets in this section look at commonly used vocabulary and the process of bills becoming laws and what the U.S. court system does with it from there.