United States Government

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The Constitution: An Enduring Document
      Washington and the Constitutional Convention
      The Bill of Rights
      The Debate Over Slavery
Explaining the Constitution: The Federalist Papers
The Executive Branch: Powers of the Presidency
      The Executive Departments
      Independent Agencies
      The Presidency
      The Cabinet
The Legislative Branch: The Reach of Congress
      The Committee System
      The Oversight Powers of Congress
The Judicial Branch: Interpreting the Constitution
Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court
A Country of Many Governments
Government of the People: The Role of the Citizen
      Political Parties
      The Media

For more recent information about the government, see Facts about the United States.

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