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The United States, as the name suggests, is a collection of independently governed states. At first, the state and federal governments were separate as in a layer cake. Over time, the state and federal governments have b... More »

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Inheritance tax is levied by state governments, according to TurboTax. Inheritance tax is different from estate tax, which is levied by the federal government. As of 2015, only New Jersey, Maryland, Nebraska, Iowa, Kentu... More »

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The United States government is best categorized as a constitutional federal republic. This means that the United States is governed primarily by elected representatives and an elected leader, and that power is balanced ... More »

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In 2014, the United States federal government employed 4,185,000 people. This number includes uniformed military personnel. Not including uniformed military personnel, the federal government employs 2,726,000 people. The... More »

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Jobs within the federal government fall under several government agencies such as the branches of the military, NASA, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and the State Department. The federal government employs ... More »

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The Federal Emergency Relief Administration was a New Deal program that gave grants and loans to states struggling through the Great Depression. The program was signed into on May 12, 1933, and it gave short-term support... More »

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While there is no Federal Grant Department in the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a website named Grants.gov that serves as a clearinghouse for grant opportunities for 26 federal... More »

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