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Government Research Guide: Branches of Government

Executive Branch

  • The White House  The official homepage of the President of the United States
  • The American Presidency Project was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John T. Woolley & Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Their archives contain documents related to the study of the Presidency.
  • Federal Register The Office of the Federal Register held at the National Archives has a database of federal documents including presidential papers. 

Sample subject headings

Executive power -- United States

Judicial process -- United States

Judges -- United States

Legislation -- United States

Legislative power -- United States

Presidents -- United States

United States. Congress

United States. Supreme Court

Legislative branch

Judicial Branch

  • Supreme Court of the United States Official website of the Supreme Court; it contains background information, biographies, histories, case documents, oral arguments, and case rules. 
  • United States Federal Courts Official website that contains court records, statistics & reports, rules & policies, and general backgrounds on the courts and judges.  
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