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The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the U.S. federal government. It provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies (international organizations in which the United States participates), boards, commissions, and committees.

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The U.S. Constitution

Created by Constitutional Convention between May 14, 1787 and September 17, 1787.

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