For this learning adventure, we will talk about how laws are made on the national level. These are called Federal laws because they are made by our Federal Government. Everyone must follow the Federal laws because we live in one nation called the United States.

Federal laws are made by Congress on all kinds of matters, such as speed limits on highways. These laws make sure that all people are kept safe. The United States Congress is the lawmaking body of the Federal Government. Congress has two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Each state also passes its own laws, which you must follow when you are in that state. If you live in Michigan, for example, you would follow the laws of that state as well as the Federal laws.