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The Presidency
The Congress
The Courts
The Bill of Rights
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Act of Settlement (1701) Affirmative action
African Development Foundation Agricultural Cooperative Service
Agricultural Marketing Service Agricultural Research Service
Alien Amendment
Amicus curiae Anarchy
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service Antitrust Division
Appeal Appellate court
Appointed Armed Forces of the U.S
Articles of Confederation Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
Assistant Secretary for Housing Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing
Authority Balance of trade
Bicameral Bill of Rights
Bill Bill of attainder
Boston Tea Party Briefs
British Bill of Rights (1689) British Constitution
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Prisons
Bureau of Reclamation Bureau of the Census
Bureau of the Public Debt Bureaucracy
Cabinet Cabinet departments
Campaign Candidate
Capitol Capitol Hill
Caste system Caucus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Charter Civil Rights Laws
Civil Service Class System
Clear and present danger Colonial Charters
Common Good Common Law
Chauvinism Checks and Balances
Chief of Staff of the White House Circuit Court
Citizen Citizenship
Civics Civil Division
Civil War Amendments Civil Case
Civil Disobedience Civil Law
Civil Liberties Civil Rights Laws
Civil Rights Movement Concurrent powers
Concurring opinion Confederate system
Confirmation Congress
Consent of the Governed Constituency
Constitutional Courts Constitutionalism
Council of Economic Advisors Covenant
Crime Criminal Division
Criminal Case Criminal Law
Declaration of Independence Delegated powers
Democracy Democratic Party
Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce
Department of Defense Department of Education
Department of Energy Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Justice
Department of Labor Department of State
Department of the Interior Department of the Treasury
Department of Veterans' Affairs Disfranchised
Dissenting opinion Divine right
Domestic policy Domestic Tranquillity
Drug Enforcement Administration Dual Federalism
Due process of law E pluribus unum
Election Electoral college
Eminent domain Entitlements
Enumerated powers Environment and Natural Resources Division
Environmental Protection Agency Equal protection clause
Equal protection of the law Equality of opportunity
Established religion Establishment clause
Ethnic group Ethnicity
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Equal Protection Clause
Ex post facto Excise taxes
Exclusionary rule Executive Office of the President
Executive branch Executive Power
Federal Aviation Administration Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Communications Commission Federal Deposit Insurance Commission
Federal Reserve System Federal Trade Commission
Federal Judiciary Federal Deposit Insurance Commission
Federalist Papers Financial Management Service
Filibuster First Lady
Fiscal policy Food and Drug Administration
Foreign Service Foreign policy
Forest Service Founders of the nation -
Framers Franchise
Franking Privilege Free exercise clause
Free trade Freedom of assembly
Freedom of expression Freedom of petition
Freedom of religion - Freedom of speech -
Freedom of the press Full faith and credit
Fundamental rights Gerrymandering
GOP - Government Printing Office
Grand jury Grandfather clause
Grant-in-aid programs Great Compromise
Grounds Gubernatorial
Hatch Act Hatch Act Rules
"Hate" speech Health Resources and Services Administration
High Court Hobbes, Thomas
House Majority Leader House Minority Leader
House of Representatives Ideology
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Impeachment
Implied Powers Incumbent
Independent parties Individual rights
Interest groups Internal Revenue Service
International law Interstate Commerce Commission
Interstate commerce Jim Crow laws
Joint Chiefs of Staff Judicial activism
Judicial branch Judicial restraint
Judicial review Junta
Jurisdiction Jury
Lame duck Legislation
Legislative branch Legislative power
Legislature Legitimacy
Libel Liberty
Library of Congress Line-item veto
Locke, John Logrolling
Magna Carta Majority leader
Majority rule Marshall Plan
Matching grants Mayflower Compact
Mayor Merit system
Minority leader Monarchy
Monetary policy Montesquieu, Charles de
National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Economic Council
National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities National Institute of Health
National Labor Relations Board National Park Service
National Railroad Passenger Corp National Science Foundation
National Security Council National security
Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural law
Natural rights Naturalization
Necessary and proper clause Nepotism
New Jersey Plan Nobility
North Atlantic Treaty Organization  
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Ombudsman
Original jurisdiction Paine, Thomas
Pardon Partisan
Party identification Patent and Trademark Office
Peace Corps Pentagon
Petit jury Petition of Right
Platform Political action committee
Political culture Political Participation
Political Party Politics
Poll tax Popular Sovereignty
Popular Vote Pork-Barrel Legislation
Precinct President
Primary Prior Restraint
Privileges and immunities Progressive Party
Proportional Representation Public Health Service
Public policy Public service
Ratification Referendum
Representative Democracy Republic
Republican Party Reserved Powers
Revolution Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
Rule of law Search warrant
Security and Exchange Commission Selective Service System
Senate Senate Majority Leader
Senate Minority Leader Separation of Church and State
Separation of Powers Shared powers
Small Business Administration Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration Social contract
Solicitor General Sovereignty
Speaker of the House Special Courts
Suffrage-right to vote Supremacy clause
Symbolic speech Tariffs
Tax Division Taxes
Treaty Treaty Ratification
U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Customs Service
U.S. Secret Service Unalienable
Unenumerated Rights Unfunded Mandates
Unicameral Unitary Government
Unitary System United Nations
United States Bureau of Mines United States Coast Guard
United States Fish & Wildlife Service United States Information Agency
United States Marshals Office United States Mint
United States National Central Bureau United States Travel & Tourism Admin.
Veterans Health Administration Veto
Vice President Virginia Plan
Vote Wall of separation
Wards Warrant
White House Writ of certiorari
Writ of Habeas Corpus