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How the United States Is Governed

looks at national, state, and local governments in the U.S. Chapters focus on the federal government, state governments, local government, elections and the electoral process, nongovernmental organizations and institutions that influence public policy, and similarities and differences between the U.S. system of government and other forms of democratic government. (Department of State)

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Interesting Fact:

One significant difference between the United States and some other major democracies is the selection and role of the head of government. In parliamentary systems, the head of government is a prime minister selected from the parliament, and is typically the leader of the majority political party or coalition.
The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. has long symbolized representative government in America.

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