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Research Guides

A Civics Refresher

Use these resources to learn more about the history and organization of the U.S. Federal Government or to learn more about how to become involved.

Top Resources

These reference sources provide an excellent overview of the structure and function of the United States Governement. A reminder about the basics never hurts.

Contacting Elected Officials

Government of the United States

A diagram of the branches of the United States Government, stemming from the Constitution, at the top.

"Governmental power and functions in the United States rest in three branches of government: the legislative, judicial, and executive... A complete diagram of the branches of the U.S. Government may be found in the U.S. Government Manual."