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Government Information: U.S. Government

Selected Sites for Federal, State, Foreign and International Levels of Government


The U. S. federal government is one of the largest producers of information in the world.   Information produced is an excellent resource due to the credibility of research conducted.

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Browse Topics: Your Pathway to Government Information

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDSys)

USA Counties from the U.S. Census Bureau

Congressional Pictorial Directory

The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)

Farrand's Records

U. S. Government Structure

The executive branch of the government is responsible for enforcing the laws and regulations as set forth by the Constitution, the Congress and the President.  The power of the Executive branch rests in the President of the United States.  Answering to the President, the Cabinet and independent federal agencies are responsible for the day-to-day enforcement and administration of federal laws.

The judicial branch is made up of the Supreme Court, Lower Courts, Special Courts, and court support organizations.
The legislative branch is the law making branch of government made up of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and agencies that support Congress.

U. S. Constitution

Primary Documents in American History from the Library of Congress

Annotated Constitution via Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute

National Archives and Records Administration Charters of Freedom

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
Analysis of cases decided by the Supreme Court