This guide is for Dr. Hatch's public speaking course. It provides students with sites to locate proposed policies & supporting research.
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2013
Listed below are a few websites relating to American government.
GovTrack.us is a tool by Civic Impulse, LLC to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology.
- Open Congress
"This site collects the recent work of Congress and related discourse. Produced by two nonprofit groups, its goal is to make the process of following and understanding the work of government easier."--CHOICE, ALA.
- THOMAS (Library of Congress)
THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed: Bills, Resolutions, Activity in Congress, Congressional Records, Schedules, Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, Treaties, Government Resources and Teaching Information.
- FindLaw: Cases & Codes
FindLaw's Cases and Codes section contains resources and links for both state and federal laws. This includes resources pertaining to constitutions, statutes, cases and more. Run a search for case summaries or select a jurisdiction to browse applicable laws.
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