The government is in charge of the administration and regulation of the citizens and constituents it represents, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. It is a political system by which a country or region is managed or c... More »

Society uses government to put in place laws designed to protect individuals and groups within society. Without laws, society would devolve into anarchy, with individuals seeking their own goals at the expense of others. More »

The federal government performs a number of functions, including maintaining national security, establishing trade agreements with foreign nations, initiating national infrastructure projects and determining the value of... 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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Presidential power has grown in proportion to the federal government; as the federal government assumed greater authority over many aspects of citizens' lives, the nation placed the responsibility for these functions in ... More »

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 »

The purpose of a bicameral legislature is to represent two differing interests, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia states that a bicameral legislature also provides checks and balances, and it prevents t... More »