The Future Now Finance activity will take place tomorrow in the Aux Gym. You are assigned a session based on your 5th hour teacher (see below). The session times are listed below as well. If you miss APGOV as a result of this, please make sure you complete items #3 & #4 and watch the CrashCourse video on the bill making process.
|5th Hour Teacher||Session||5th Hour Teacher||Session|
|Abeyta, David||4||Jones, Mireille D||4|
|Backes, Maddie||3||Keedy, Carissa||2|
|Bilen, Jennifer A||4||Kenealy, Jared A||3|
|Black, Misty D||2||Larson, Matthew J||2|
|Bonnot, Lora||4||McCabe, Melynda||4|
|Brendel, Chablis||4||McCully, Wesley||3|
|Brownlee, Kimberly R||3||Morgan, Joseph||4|
|Career Center||1||Morris, Cary Andrea||4|
|Chatlos, David James||1||Oliphant, Lisa||2|
|Clemens, Kenneth||2||Person, Steven L||4|
|Danneman, Jake||4||Phillips, Christine D||4|
|Dowden, Kathryn||4||Plaster, Lindsey||1|
|Fairhurst, Michelle||1||Pratt, Touria||4|
|Falkner, Veronica||4||Price, Joseph||4|
|Fish, Spencer||4||Pugh, Charles M||4|
|Fowler, Joellen G||4||Regan, Thomas||2|
|Gates, Kurt E||1||Robinson, Jessica||2|
|Goeglein, Thomas||1||Silvey, Traci||4|
|Harris, Lynnita||4||Sorens, Laura H||2|
|Harrold, Rebecca||4||Sparks-Woodward, Ronna J||4|
|Hartman, Brian||2||Taylor, Stephanie L||3|
|Hernandez, Christine||1||Walker, Megan D||4|
|Hubinger, Gretchen||2||Warner, Mark C||4|
|Hustoft, Juli||1||Williams, Barbara L||3|
|Jacob, Jamie||2||Yerino, Lario||4|
Juniors have been assigned to one of four sessions to take place at the following times:
· Session 1 runs 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
· Session 2 runs 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (students in this session eat 2nd lunch shift)
· Session 3 runs 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
· Session 4 runs 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
How a Bill Becomes a Law
The legislative branch is responsible for making the laws. However, that process is cumbersome and complex, designed to make the passage of bills difficult. Today we will look at the process of how a bill becomes a law.
1. Discuss the following quote:
"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." -Otto von Bismarck
2. Look at the following chart. What conclusions can you make from the information? What explanations are there for the low number of bills being passed in recent years?
3. Read the following selection on how legislation is made. As you read, take notes on the process. For each of the blue subheadings (Developing Legislation, Drafting Legislation, etc.) write down the main points/important info. You can stop when you get to the Budget Process.
4. This page lists all of the presidents and their vetoes. How frequently is the veto used? How successful are attempts to override vetoes? Which president had the most vetoes? Most vetoes overridden?
US Constitution.net: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Project Vote Smart: How a Bill Becomes a Law