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POLS: Political Science: POLS 110 American National Government

A guide to research and information sources in political science.

See the suggested resources below to find information about the Constitution, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States government, federal agencies and commissions, elections, and other topics related to the American political process as discussed in POLS 110 American National Government classes.

The Constitution

The Constitution -- Highlighted Resources from the Library's Collections

Voter Registration

Other Websites

Federal Branches of Government

Executive branch

The President, Vice President, and Cabinet (executive departments and agencies). Often referred to as 'the White House.' Includes the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General. Additionally, the Cabinet includes the White House Chief of Staff, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, the Director of National Intelligence, and the US Trade Representative, as well as the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Council of Economic Advisers, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Small Business Administration.

Legislative branch 

Congress, made up of two houses, The Senate, and the House of Representatives. 

Judicial branch

The Supreme Court, 13 courts of appeals, 94 district courts, two courts of special jurisdiction, and the Federal Judicial Center.

Federal Branches of Government - Highlighted Resources from the Library's Collections

Executive Branch - The President & Cabinet

Books about the Supreme Court

Books About Congress

How Our Laws are Made

I'm just a bill

Federal Agencies

State, Tribal, Local Governments, & U.S. Territories