Acts of Congress

Notable laws worth knowing.

The House and Senate together pass between 150 and 500 laws per two-year congressional term. Which laws will be on the national exam?  Certainly the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the War Powers Act will appear.  Historic legislation like the Alien and Sedition Act, the Pendleton Civil Service Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act could appear. Below is a list of the more commonly known laws that could also appear. Select one law from the list and answer the questions below regarding the chosen law.

Acts of Congress



1. What member(s) of Congress were the primary sponsor of this bill?

2. What was the primary purpose fo this legislation?

3. What was the vote in the House and in the Senate for passage of this bill?