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The establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration meant that workers had a certain “bill of rights” in the workplace. These…

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The World Bank was created through the Bretton Woods Agreement, which established the International Monetary Fund.…

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Most Americans are familiar with the terms “FBI” and “CIA,” yet, do we really understand the…

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Of all agencies and organizations Americans think of as somehow affiliated with the United States government,…

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After a thirty-two year campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a federal holiday. The campaign over that…

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The CDC is the public health agency of the United States, and it is considered a federal agency…

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The politics of pardon has been generating controversies over the years. But it is one of the numerous…

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The Democratic Party is associated with both “liberals” and “progressives.” There is some debate as to why more…

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The Constitution requires that the number of members each state sends to the U.S. House of Representatives be based its share of…

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“Soft money” contributions are sometimes called “nonfederal” contributions because they are given to political parties for purposes other…

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Filibusters also give a tremendous amount of power to individual Senators. Senators have used the filibuster, or the threat to filibuster in order to maximize their leverage with the President or other Senators.
The President of the United States has powers granted by the Constitution. The Constitution further provides a separation of powers that limits the extent to which the President can enforce their will. 
The Constitution establishes the framework of federalism, specifically enumerating the powers of the national government and reserving all other powers to the states.
The Internal Revenue Service, commonly known as the IRS, is a federal agency of the United States Government responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing tax laws.