U.S. Government

This page contains links for quick reference, including the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch and, most importantly, the Bill of Rights.

Charters of Freedom – Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration

Executive Branch

The White House

Presidential Address (ALL PRESIDENTS!)

Legislative Branch

U.S. Senate

House of Representatives

THOMAS (Leg. Info on Web)

Library of Congress

Congressional Quarterly

Judicial Branch

Federal Judiciary Homepage

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions (1990-present) (Cornell)

FindLaw’s Supreme Court Cases

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


U.S. Gov’t Official Web Portal

U.S. General Accounting Office

Government Printing Office

FedWorld Info Net

FedStats – statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere.

Data – home of the US government’s open data.

FAS Intelligence Resource Program

Central Intelligence Agency

CIA World Factbook

Commission on Civil Rights

Environmental Protection Agency

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Election Commission

Federal Trade Commission

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

National Archives and Records Administration

National Atlas of the United States

National Endowment for the Arts

National Transportation Safety Board

Nuclear Regulatory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Selective Service System

Social Security Administration

Smithsonian Institution

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. General Services Administration

U.S. Postal Service

Official U.S. Time


U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. State Department

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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The Bill of Rights

  1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  2. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

  3. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

  4. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched.

  5. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

  6. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

  7. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the law.

  8. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

  9. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

  10. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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