Directions: Use Handout G: Homestead Act of 1862 and Handout H: Affordable Care Act of 2010 to compare and contrast the two laws according to the following Critical Thinking Questions.
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS
- Compare and contrast the length of the Homestead Act of 1862 with the length of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
- Compare and contrast the language of the Homestead Act of 1862 with the language of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
- What factors might explain the differences in the length and wording of the two laws? How might this be related to the increasing powers of Congress?