- A – Z Index to U.S. Government Departments
Quick links to all the department of the U.S. Government.
- American Memory
The Library of Congress offers online collections on everything from George Washington to baseball cards. You can search by keyword or by alphabetical index. (Hint, click either the large picture or the word “Enter” in the upper left-hand corner.)
- American Originals
From the National Archives and Records Administration, this site provides images of original American documents including the Louisiana Purchase, Roosevelt’s request to Congress to declare war in 1941, Nixon’s resignation, and more.
- The American President : An Online Reference Resource
In-depth information reviewed by prominent scholars on each President and administration.
- The Bill of Rights
Learn for about the Bill of Rights and the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
- Charters of Freedom: Constitution of the United States
The National Archives and Records Administration provides this site with information about the Constitution.
- CIA’s Homepage For Kids
CIA has a site especially for kids and a link to their main homepage.
- Constitution Day
Resources to help you celebrate Constitution Day – the birthday of your government – featuring over 200 activities, lessons, books, DVDs and more from over 20 different providers.
- Constitution of the United States: Main Page
This official government site takes the US Constitution and aligns supreme court decisions with it. “It provides annotations to cases bearing on Constitutional law decided by the Supreme Court.”
- The Constitution Party
Official site for the US Constitution political party.
- The Declaration of Independence
This site provides full text of the document as well as biographies of each of the signers, and a list of significant people and events that helped lead to and shape the creation of this document.
- The Democratic Party
Official site for the US Democratic political party.
- Election Process
Find out more about elections from Ben’s guide to Government for kids.
- The Emancipation Proclamation
Information about and images of the original Emancipation Proclamation document.
- FBI Kid’s Page
Check out the FBI site for kids in grades K-5, including history, safety tips, information about working dogs, games and more.
- Federal Judiciary Homepage
Information from and about the Judicial Branch of our Federal Government. Includes a very thorough overview of the federal judicial system.
- FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
This agency promotes and manages mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for disasters across the United States.
This is a searchable database of over 500,000 Web pages from the U.S. Government and Military. It only searches sites that have a .gov or .mil Internet domain.
- Foreign Policy in Focus
Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) is a think tank for research, analysis, and action that brings together scholars, advocates, and activists who strive to make the United States a more responsible global partner.
- General Naturalization Requirements
The U.S. Citizenship Information and Application Guide was developed to help foreign nationals apply for U.S. Citizenship. It contains application instructions and application forms.
- GOP.com: Republican Party
Official site for the US Republican political party.
- Government 101
Learn how a bill becomes a law, the roles of the President and Congress, the election process, and more.
- The Green Party of the United States
Official site for the US Green political party.
- How Laws Are Made
This site explains what laws are, who makes laws, and how they are made.
- Idaho.gov – The official website of the State of Idaho
- Idaho Government Documents
Looking for Idaho government documents? Search for and find exactly what you want.
- Idaho State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Idaho information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representitives, songs, birds, flowers, trees.
- Idaho Statutes
The Idaho Code is made available on the Internet by the Idaho Legislature as a public service. This Internet version of the Idaho Code may not be used for commercial purposes.
- Internal Revenue Service
More than you will ever want to know about taxes.
- Internet Public Library – Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
Find links to government and other kids sites grouped by age and subject.
- Kids Voting USA
Learn more about the election process from a kid’s point of view.
- League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters national Web site keeps voters informed. Non-partisan.
- Learning Adventures in Citizenship, from New York to Your Town
A site for kids created in conjunction with PBS.
- Legislative Process
From the US House of Representatives, this site summarizes everything you want to know about the legislative process.
- The Libertarian Party
Official site for the US Libertarian political party.
- Louisiana Purchase
Full text of the agreement.
- Milestone Historic Events
Find online text to documents from historic events in 18th century America: Naturalization Act of 1795, Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, The Pinckney Treaty, The Whiskey Rebellion, The Treaty of Greenville, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, The Articles of Confederation, The Louisiana Purchase Treaty, The Newburgh Address, The Declaration of Arms, The Paris Peace Treaty of 1783, The Northwest Ordinance, and Washington’s Farewell Address.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA
The mission of OSHA is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers.
- The Political Graveyard
“The Web Site That Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried.” Search by name, by birth or death date, by ofice held, by type of death, or just browse.
- Presidents of the United States
Short biographies of the presidents with their inaugural addresses from the White House website.
- Project Vote Smart
Learn more about US federal, state and local government, including courts and laws, how state government works, governor biographies and contact information for public officials.
- Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote mobilizes young people to create positive social and political change in their lives and communities. The goal of Rock the Vote’s media campaigns and street team activities is to increase youth voter turnout. Rock the Vote coordinates voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote events, and voter education efforts, all with the intention of ensuring that young people take advantage of their right to vote.
- Rulers of the world
Current and past rulers of the world listed by country.
- Selective Service System: Registration Information
Learn what the Selective Service is about and how it works.
- Social Security Online: Kids and Families
This site explains all about Social Security and how it works.
- State Government Information
Information about each state’s government, plus maps of states and some information about local governments.
- Supreme Court of the United States
This site presents the supreme court’s traditions, procedures, biographies of judges, and information about the building. This site also includes the court’s docket, oral arguments, court rules and more
- To Form a More Perfect Union
History behind the creation of The Constitution of the United States.
- Uncle Sam for Kids
Welcome to the Government Information Page for Kids Only! Brought to you by the St. Charles City-County Library District.
- U.S. Census Bureau
This Web site from the US Census Bureau connects you with statistics and facts about people, jobs, and business in the US.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is charged with improving the lives of Americans.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002 served to mobilize and organize our nation to secure the homeland from terrorist attacks.
- U.S. Department of Labor
The US Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs.
- United States Department of Defense
Official site of anything related to U.S. Defense.
- United States Department of the Interior
Here you will find information on the National Parks, BLM, Bureau of Indian Affairs and much more.
- U. S. Department of the Treasury
Llearn all about the US money system, who controls it, how it’s made and how the US Treasury works.
- U.S. Electoral College
This site from the National Archives and Records Administration gives details on the Electoral College, its procedures, policies, history and information on Presidential elections, 1789 through 2004, including candidates, electoral and popular votes, and election notes. It also lists procedures and responsibilities for state officials.
- U. S. Food and Drug Administration
The government agency that controls the safety of the food we eat and the medicines we take.
- U.S. National Debt Clock
Learn all about national debt, deficits, and view the staggering numbers. Plus lots of information about how the national debt got that way and what it really means.
- U.S. Secret Service
Doing much more than protecting the President.
- US State Department for Youth
Includes maps, geographic news, country information, flags, and facts. Content categorized by school grades.
- The White House
The official Web site for the White House. Learn all about who has lived there.