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Here are some authoritative websites for information about the American Government.
Bipartisan Policy Center
Promotes "civil discussion' on U.S. policy issues in the areas of economic policy, energy and infrastructure, governance and national security.
Constitution of the United States
For links to the latest edition and supplements, click here and locate the Constitution on the list of publications.
Provides links to topics such as News, Issues, Analysis, Polls, etc.
The complete source for coverage of the U.S. Congress
The U.S. government's official web portal.
Library of Congress: Thomas
Provides links to legislative information from the Library of Congress
MAPLight.org (Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection)
Allows users to view bill texts and voting records, supporting and opposing interests and campaign contribution data.
Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia "is widely recognized as the vanguard non-governmental national institution for basic research on the American presidency and the executive branch of government."
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia
A great place to start for information on the Supreme Court.
A comprehensive guide to American politics
State and Local Government Information
State and Local Government Information is a part of the Library of Congress Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. This site not only provides links to government information by state, but it also maintains meta-indexes for state and local government information.
U.S. Federal Government Information
From Vanderbilt University, site provides a convenient way to access information by and about federal agencies and policies.
Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008
From the University of Richmond, this site contains voting data and maps (some interactive) tracing U.S. electoral history.
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