What power does the president have in the lawmaking process?


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For this Assignment, make certain to first read your textbook chapter on Congress.  You may also want to review the legislative process  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.). There are also a number of supplemental resources listed in the Materials/Reading.

Then, complete the learning activity:
Simulation:  LawCraft (iCivics)  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Want to make some laws? You can in LawCraft, where you play a member of Congress from the state of your choice. You’ll pick an issue that’s important to you and your constituents and take it all the way through the law-making process. If you’re successful, you’ll have a bill you can print and show off. See if you can make the compromises necessary to get your bill passed and still make a law you’re proud of!

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Click here for the Student handouts provided for this simulation.  It is not necessary to print any of these documents unless you wish to do so.  You may also save these documents to your computer for reference.
Consider:
Congress has two parts (chambers). What are they, and what is the difference between them?
What is a bill?
What power does the president have in the lawmaking process?
What mechanism(s) are in place for the chambers of the legislature and executive to compromise on legislation?

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