A historical guide to the U.S. government

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press,
Pub. Date:
1998.
Language:
English
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Beginning with George Washington's presidential staff of three, the executive branch of the U.S. federal government has undergone a tremendous transformation. Today it is the largest institution of its kind in the world, employing over 3.1 million people, with an annual budget of over $1.5trillion. A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government chronicles its growth from its modest beginnings to its present state. Focusing on the federal executive branch and its constituent departments, agencies, commissions, and committees, the guide offers 180 historical accounts for each of theseorganizational entities. It addresses Congress and the Judiciary where they interact with the executive branch--for example, reviewing congressional oversight functions, examining the control wielded by the Supreme Court on government structure, and profiling the agencies under the administrativecontrol of Congress. It examines the social, cultural, and intellectual movements that have influenced the way America is governed, and looks closely at American bureaucracy--what it is, how it is controlled, and how new technologies have influenced it.
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9780195102307
Lexile measure:
1410L
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subject_facet Administrative agencies -- United States -- Encyclopedias, Encyclopedias, Executive departments -- United States -- Encyclopedias, Government Agencies -- history, United States, United States -- Politics and government -- Encyclopedias
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title_full A historical guide to the U.S. government / editor in chief, George Thomas Kurian ; consulting editors, Joseph P. Harahan ... [and others]
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