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the constitution
Illustration of the constitution The Constitution is the foundation of government in the USA. This section looks at the history behind the framing of the US Constitution, and takes you through its structure.
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federal government
This section looks at the three branches of federal government and outlines the division of powers between them. We also examine the checks and balances that were put in place in order to ensure that no one branch would get too powerful. Illustration of The White House
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state government
Illustration of a cactus, The Stars and Stripes and a cowboy boot In this section, we look at four states: Alabama , Texas , Massachusetts and New Jersey . We look at the different demographic make-up of each state, and look at the differences across the states with regard to immigration control, gun control and the DREAM Act
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the people
The USA is often referred to as the most democratic country in the World. This section looks at participation in politics by the People of the USA and examine voting patterns, representation, local government and interest groups. Illustration of someone voting


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