The Youth Leadership’s e-Congree program stimulated the lawmaking process by engaging students in researching, drafting and passing original legislation. e-Congress is an online, educational tool that allows students to experience first-hand the American democratic process. Broken down into manageable segments, students completed five phases in the e-Congress program: introduction, research, writing, committee, and house floor. The e-Congress Anytime lesson plans supported the online simulation and allowed classroom teachers to use the simulation throughout the year. These resources motivated participating students to develop their critical thinking, research, writing, and collaboration skills.