The State Department specifies four clearly established goals that it follows when making and carrying out foreign policy: to Protect the United States and its citizens, further American interests in the world (such as a... More »

United States President George Washington's foreign policy was based on avoiding both foreign strife and entangling alliances, while his domestic policies displayed little tolerance for anti-taxation protests. In 1791, t... More »

President William Taft's foreign policy was called "dollar diplomacy," and it involved expanding United States foreign trade. Although Taft attempted to promote American goods abroad, his efforts were mainly unsuccessful... More »

According to the White House, legislation affects both the citizens of the United States and government officials. From emergency election of the president to bills regulating various industries and personal freedoms, th... More »

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In the United States, fiscal policy is controlled by the executive and legislative branches of the government. Congress and the president's administration have the final say regarding fiscal policy. More »

A federal prosecutor is an attorney who represents the interests of the United States and U.S. citizens in criminal cases. The prosecutor must be licensed to practice law in the state in which he or she will practice law... More »

Selective incorporation prevents states from making laws that infringe on the rights of U.S. citizens, as defined in the Bill of Rights. This is defined in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More »