The Committee on Public Information was an organization assembled by President Woodrow Wilson for the purpose of turning public opinion in favor of United States involvement in World War I. The committee was led by Georg... More »

According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, arrest records are considered public information unless they are sealed by a judge. One of the most common reasons a record may be searched is to investigate... More »

The Committee of Public Safety exercised executive power in France during the period known as the Reign of Terror. Established in March, 1793, when the revolutionary government confronted counterrevolutionaries in France... More »

Herbert Hoover headed the U.S. Food Administration during World War I. He was appointed to the position by President Woodrow Wilson. Hoover was the former head of the Belgian Relief Organization. He later became the 31st... More » Government & Politics US Government

A conference committee has the task of creating compromises in legislation, according to the U.S. Senate. This committee consists of members of both chambers of the legislature who convene to agree upon language or other... More » Government & Politics US Government

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is responsible for assigning bills to a House committee. This is one of the early steps for a bill to become a law. More »

Examples of insuring domestic tranquility are The Patriotic Act initiation and World War II imprisonment of Americans of Japanese origin. The Patriotic Act was initiated in 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks. More »