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House History:
Presidential Vetoes, 1789 to Present


 

House of Representatives The Senate Making Laws The Veto

 
The Veto

Checks and Balances: The Line Item Veto
http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_lineitem.htm
Lesson Plan - Perform a series of activities culminating in a persuasive letter to Congress Member. Citing evidence from primary sources, construct a position on the Line-Item Veto Amendment. You will demonstrate your knowledge, understanding, and mastery of the concepts of checks and balances in their letter.

How An Idea Becomes a Law
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sst/sst87.txt
Lesson Plan - Gives you a chance to visualize the step-
by-step process of how an idea becomes a law and how
involved the process is, including an understanding of the veto process.

The Veto Process
http://www.congresslink.org/print_lp_veto.htm
Lesson Plan - Learn to summarize the veto and override process as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and used by the executive and legislative branches and research and graph the correlation among the political control of the respective branches, bills introduced, and the number of vetoes and overrides.

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The word veto does not appear in the United States Constitution, but Article I requires every bill, order, resolution, or other act of legislation by the Congress of the United States to be presented to the President of the United States for his approval.

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