Landmark Bill History (20% of final grade): In order to demonstrate an understanding of the historical policy-making process, students are required to complete a paper analyzing the passage of a landmark piece of American legislation. A list of landmark bills will be provided by the instructor. A more detailed discussion of the assignment will be provided in class, however, the analysis should include the following labelled sections: (1) An Overview section, which provides identifying information and a brief summary of the act; (2) A Background section, which includes information on the broader political context; (3) Initial House Consideration, which discusses the bills chronological consideration in the House of Representative as observed in the Congressional Record; (4) Initial Senate Consideration, which discusses the bills chronological consideration in the Senate as observed in the Congressional Record; (5) A Subsequent Action section, which provides an overview of the bills consideration after initial consideration in both chambers; (6) An Aftermath section, which includes any relevant information on the bill after enactment and; (7) An Additional Notes section, which includes any additional discussion and information you may find relevant. The landmark bill history should be approximately five to eight double spaced pages and is due before
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