US Handbook

State and Local Governments

State and Local Governments

11 Nov 2014

Information on the political structure of the United States of America on a federal, state and local level. It is important to know where to go for what in the USA. 

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Executive and Judicial Branches

Executive and Judicial Branches

15 Oct 2014

Learn more here about the separation of powers, structure and responsibilities of the U.S. President and the U.S.  Supreme Court. 

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The Legislative Branch: Congress

The Legislative Branch: Congress

22 Sep 2014

The citizens of the United States directly vote for who they want to represent them in the U.S. Congress. This includes state representatives and senators. 

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How the US federal government works

How the US federal government works

19 Aug 2014

Learn more about the history behind the U.S. government's separation of powers as well as the responsibilities of each branch in the system.

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The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

23 Jul 2014


The first changes to the Constitution were made to protect individual citizens and to limit the power of government. The Bill of Rights lists important freedoms that are promised to the American people.

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The US Constitution

The US Constitution

19 Jun 2014

The Constitution described how the new government would be organized, how government officials would be chosen, and what rights the new central government would guarantee to citizens.

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How the United States began

How the United States began

8 May 2014

The early colonists and settlers who came to the United States were often fleeing unfair treatment, especially religious persecution, in their home countries.

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We the People - The role of US citizens

We the People - The role of US citizens

16 Apr 2014

The United States is a representative democracy, and citizens here play a very important role in governing the country. Learn more about the role of the citizen in the United States.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

19 Mar 2014

 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed a system to help people understand the current terror attack risks. It uses different colors to indicate different dangers.  

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Keeping your home and family safe

Keeping your home and family safe

11 Feb 2014

To ensure saftey in the USA, it is important to be as prepared and careful as in your home country. Despite that, here are a few usefull tips and tricks to keep you prepared!  

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