U.S. Government


American Politics: Tracking U.S. Government, Political Parties, Elections and Political News

The Web is the most efficient source for current information about domestic and international politics. This Guide teaches you about the U.S. government and the election process; tells you how to get politically involved yourself; and highlights the best sources for political news at home and abroad. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

U.S. Government

The following sites provide an overview of the U.S. government and how it functions. You'll learn about the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and can track hearings and other federal activity using these resources.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Most government documents are available for public viewing, and some are available online. The Library of Congress Web site is a good place to start looking for documents.
  • Many government organizations have their own Web sites. All government sites have a ".gov" at the end of their names.
  • You can find the names and contact information of all of your state and local representatives online, but you can also pay a virtual visit to the places where decisions are made. Visit the U.S. Capitol online, or take a historical tour of the White House.

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American Political Parties

The Democrats and Republicans have had a longstanding rivalry in American politics. To learn more ... read more »

American Elections

Use the resources provided to learn about the nuances of the election process, read up on the ... read more »

U.S. Political News

This guide shows you where to look for reliable and immediate coverage of national politics and ... read more »

World Political News

In this rapidly globalizing world, the impact of international politics has never been more ... read more »

Op-Ed News

Knowing the full range of facts and opinions makes you a well-informed and well-rounded citizen. ... read more »

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