The U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial.
The Legislative Branch is made up of the House and Senate, known collectively as the Congress. Among other powers, the legislative branch makes all laws, declares war, regulates interstate and foreign commerce and controls taxing and spending policies
The Executive Branch consists of the President, his or her advisors and various departments and agencies. This branch is responsible for enforcing the laws of the land.
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Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency of the courts. It was created to promote improvements judicial administration in the courts.
The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government and provides comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.