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What does the Department of State deal with?
Foreign nations, issues passports and visas.
Who is our Secretary of State?
Condolezza Rice
What's an Ambassador?
A U.S. representatives in foreign countries. (State)
What's an Embassy?
Buildings in foreign countries used for ambassadors. (State)
What's a counsul?
Deals with trade relations in a different country. (State)
What are consulates?
Kind of like embassies. (State)
What's the difference between Passports and Visas?
Passports allow you into another country, visas allow you to stay in that country longer than passports. (State)
What're the powers of the Secretary or State?
They have as much power as the President allows. (State)
What does the Department of the Treasury deal with?
The nations money, collects taxes, paying bills, making money, borrowing money.
What is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing?
Printing money, saving bonds, stamps, certificates/awards, anything with paper. (Treasury)
What's U.S. Mint?
Where coins are made. (Treasury)
What does the Department of Defense deal with?
Security of the U.S., Planning and executing of war (Military), Conducting military studies.
What're the three Military Academies?
Colorado Springs, CO: Air Force Academy (USAFA)J
Annapolis, MD: Naval Academy (USNA)
(Defense)
West Point, NY: Army Academy (USMA)
What does the Department of Justice deal with?
Federal crimes. Enforces laws, trials, enforces punishments.
What's the head of the Department of Justice?
The Attorney General
What is the FBI?
They investigate federal crimess. (Justice)
What is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms? (ATF)
Enforces federal criminal laws and regulates firearms and explosive industries. (Justice)
What's the Bureau of Prisons?
Investigates and reduceses crime involving firearms and explosives, acts of arson, and illegal dealing of alcohol and tobacco products. (Justice)
What's the Department of the Interior deal with?
National Parks.
What does the Department of Agriculture deal with?
Conducts studies to help farmers, manages food stamp and school lunch programs, helps farmers raise and market crops, and directs soil conservation programs.
What's the U.S. Forest Service?
Management and research of national forrests. (Agriculture.)
What's the Food and Nutrition Service?
Food stamps and school lunch programs. (Agriculture)
What does the Department of Commerce deal with?
Trade.
What's the Bureau of the Census?
Counts U.S. population every 10 years and years ending in zero. (Commerce)
What does the Department of Labor deal with?
Gathering info on working conditions in various buisnesses and industries.
What's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)?
Individual companies have to follow OSHA's for the health/safety of consumers. (Labor)
What does the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) deal with?
Gathering info, conducts research, and runs programs to promote the health and well being of all the citizens.
What's the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA?
Looking for vacines and cures. (HHS)
What is the FDA?
To promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, to monitor products for continued safety after they are in use, and to help the public get the accurate, science-based information needed to improve health.
What does the Department of Transportation deal with?
Helps coordinate and develope the nations ground, water, oil, air transportation systems, inner state highways, and trains.
What's the FAA?
The Federal Aviation Agency. It's 'air safety'. (Transportation)
What does the Department of Energy deal with?
Helps plan and manage the nations energy policy.
What does the Department of Education deal with?
Provides advice and info to the nations school systems. It's also responsible for distributing federal funds and administering federal programs in schools. (Remember No Child Left Behind)
What does the Department of Veterans Affairs deal with?
Administering government benefits to U.S. veterans and their families. (Health care, pension, and education loans.)
What does the Department of Homeland Security deal with?
The nation's safety.
What's the U.S. Coast Guard?
To prevent smuggling. (people, drugs, goods, etc...)
(Homeland)
What's Customs Service?
Collects taxes on goods brought into the country. (Homeland)
What's Immigration and Naturalization (INS)?
An immigrant that comes into the country can be tested and become a citizen. (Homeland)
What's the U.S. Border Patrol?
Like Customs Service, only moving. (Homeland)
What's U.S. Secret Service?
Protects the President. (Homeland)
What's Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
Airport passenger safety. (Homeland)
What's the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)?
When there's a big natural disaster (hurricane, tsunami, tornado, etc...) they help supply food, water, and shelter.