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U.S. Government Structure

To effectively locate federal government information you should first have a basic understanding of its organizational structure.  The Constitution of the United States establishes three separate branches of government: Legislative, Judicial, and Executive.   This is by design to prevent abuses of power.  In addition to these three branches, there are Independent Establishments and Government Corporations, as well as Agencies, Sub Agencies and Committees.

All of these bodies of government maintain a presence on the World Wide Web (WWW).  URLs or WWW addresses of federal agencies are usually based on the name of the particular agency and will use the extension ".gov".  For example, the address of the Small Business Administration is  Each tab provided a brief introduction to the various branches of the United States Government.

For further information, kindly refer to our forums or you may search U.S. Government into any browser.


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