In 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more.
A detailed introductory essay concentrates on Congress itself, reviewing its organization and procedures. A great addition to collections in need of resources on government, civics, citizenship, history and the law.
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"Intended for a broad, general readership, high school level and above. Selections were made based on such criteria as historical significance, contemporary impact, and potential contribution to the understanding of American government."
--Reference & Research Book News (Febraury 2004)
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