Laws affect almost every part of our daily lives, so students should understand both why we have them and how they come to be. From introduction as a bill to reaching the president's desk in the oval office, the process is outlined step-by-step in this excellent volume. Key players in the process are highlighted along with landmark laws, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Full-color photographs, and quotes from famous Americans further enhance the informative narrative. Obscure terms like filibuster and cloture come to light as readers learn about the importance of the legislative system.