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These resources provide information about the history and organization of the US Federal Government. It also highlights tools that will allow you to become involved in civic activities.
The Oxford Guide to the United States Government (Ebook)
Available online this resource contains words, concepts and names related to the United States Government such as those you commonly hear and read in the news. You'll find short entries about Presidents and Supreme Court Justices (current through 2001) by searching by last name. Look up major supreme court cases or find out the real meaning of "pork barrel politics" in this resource!
These reference sources provide an excellent overview of the structure and function of the United States Government.
The United States Government Manual (1995-present)
This is the official handbook of the federal government. The manual beings with reprints of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and goes on to provide "comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches."
Contacting Elected Officials
Contact the White House
Find contact information for calling or writing questions, comments, concerns, or well-wishes to the President or his staff. Another option is to send an email using the form found on the same page.
Contact Your Senator
This Senate directory provides a mailing address and web contact form for each U.S. Senator.
Find Your Representative
This service will assist you by identifying your congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing contact information.
Civics: noun (plural) The study of the rights and duties of citizenship.
Defintion from Google Dictionary