Students will use a facsimile of a vetoed bill and veto message to understand the veto and veto override process in Congress. Referring to the Constitution, students will match the Constitution’s directions to the markings and language of the bill and veto message. Students will then investigate motives for using the veto and override powers, and how the powers reflect the Constitution’s checks and balances.
- Lesson Plans, Primary Sources
- Subject: Executive Branch/Presidency
- Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12