US Government for Kids

US Government for Kids

The United States first started to form a government at the First Continental Congress. However, it was during the Second Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776 that the United States declared its independence from the British Empire. Thomas Jefferson, together with other founding fathers such as Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, wrote the Declaration of Independence. It stated that all people have “certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.

Many of these rights are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, which are the first 10 amendments of the Constitution. More amendments were added later to improve on the rights of the people, including abolishing slavery and the right for all people to vote regardless of gender or race.


In 1788, the United States’ Constitution was officially ratified. The constitution became the highest form of law in the country.

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What Type Of Government Does Uruguay Have?

Uruguay is a presidential representative democratic republic where the President is both the head of state and head of government. Besides, Uruguay is a multi-party state and the country’s President exercises the executive powers. The country’s Judiciary system is an independent branch of government.

The Constitution Of Uruguay

The country’s first Constitution was adopted in 1830 after the three- year war which Uruguay and Argentina fought as a regional federation known as the United Provinces of Río de la Plata. The foundation for the country’s Constitution stemmed from the 1828 Treaty of Montevideo which was sponsored by the UK. When Uruguay was under the dictatorship regime, another constitution was proposed but was rejected during the 1980 referendum.

The Executive Branch Of The Government Of Uruguay

The 1967 Constitution established a strong presidency which is subject to judicial and legislative balance. However, some of the provisions were suspended in 1973, but

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Longest government shutdown, day 35: 2019 record, longest in history

  • The government shutdown is now in its 35th day, far surpassing the record for the longest of the modern era.
  • This is the 21st time the federal government has had a funding lapse since the modern budgeting process began.
  • Most of those times, the shutdown has been short and not involved employees being sent home, but that has changed in recent years.

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders have yet to come to an agreement to reopen the government, pushing the government shutdown into a historic 35th day.

No previous shutdown had lasted past a 21st day, with the 1995-1996 shutdown as the previous standard-bearer. But the current, drawn-out shutdown fight has eclipsed the record and shows no signs of ending.

The trouble started just before Christmas when Trump’s sudden reversal on a bipartisan funding extension forced a sizeable portion — but not all — of the government into a

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Government of Montserrat


    23rd March 2020

    A total of eight patients have been sampled for COVID-19 testing on Montserrat over the period Thursday March 19 and Saturday March 21, 2020.

    This was reported by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) today Monday, March 23, 2020.

    Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Dorothea Hazel- Blake stated, “Since the opening of the St. Peter’s “flu clinic” on Thursday 19 March, a total of 33 patients have been assessed at the compound. 21 on Thursday and 12 on Friday. 5 of those patients met the criteria for testing. That is, they were identified as high risk and displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19. Samples were collected from an additional 3 patients as part of the 24- hour COVID-19 Care Service established by the Ministry. All suspected cases are in quarantine while we await the

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    1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government : NPR

    Despite a desire for government services, Americans in a new poll were clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive.

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    Despite a desire for government services, Americans in a new poll were clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive.

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    Only 19 percent of Americans — about 1 in 5 — say they trust the government “always or most of the time,” according to a study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday. Yet clear majorities also favor the government taking “a major role” in fighting terrorism, responding to natural disasters, keeping food and drugs safe, protecting the environment, strengthening the economy and improving education.

    Despite this desire for government services, Americans are clearly dissatisfied with the level of service they feel they receive. Three out of four, 74 percent, say public officials

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    Government & Geographic Information Collection: Libraries

    Government & Geographic Information Collection


    The Government and Geographic Information Collection contains materials produced by the U.S. Federal government, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and several international governmental organizations, including the United Nations. Our extensive map collection is complemented by geospatial services supporting the use of GIS software for data analysis and visualization.

    Read More | Open Government Directive

    The Open Government Initiative lays out the Obama Administration plan to usher in a new era of open and accountable government that will bridge the gap between the American people and their government. The core values of this initiative are:

    • Transparency: Government should provide citizens with information about what their government is doing so that government can be held accountable.
    • Participation:  Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
    • Collaboration: Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.

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    Trump administration seeks $45.8 billion in extra government funding amid coronavirus

    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has requested an additional $45.8 billion from Congress to shore up U.S. agencies amid the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

    The supplemental funding request, sent to U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday night, would give billions more to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Defense Department.

    The request is separate from the administration’s proposed $1 trillion stimulus package to address the outbreak’s economic fallout.

    The request includes a proposal for $13.1 billion for the VA to fund treatment of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and other related costs. The administration is requesting another $1.3 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over its prior proposal.


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    What is GOVERNMENT? definition of GOVERNMENT (Black’s Law Dictionary)

    1. The regulation, restraint, supervision, or control which is exercised upon the individual members of an organized jural society by those invested with the supreme political authority, for the good and welfare of the body politic; or the act of exercising supreme political power or control.2. The system of polity in a state; that form of fundamental rules and principles by which a nation or state is governed, or by which individual members of a body politic are to regulate their social actions; a constitution, either written or unwritten, by which the rights and duties of citizens and public officers are prescribed and defined, as a monarchical government, a republican government, etc. Webster.3. An empire, kingdom, state or independent political community; as in the phrase,”Compacts between independent governments.”4. The sovereign or supreme power in a state or nation.5. The machinery by which the sovereign power in a state expresses its

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    Friday, July 20, 2018

    This weekend marks 10 years since Khia “DJ K-Swift” Edgerton’s tragic death. The Baltimore Sun ran a lovely piece about her by Brittany Britto and Wesley Case, and Wesley quoted me a little bit in the article.

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    My first article for Pigeons & Planes is an extensive piece about Tate Kobang, and his recent show at Soundstage, where I helped get Tim Trees onstage with Tate for the first time, a moment that I’d been wanting to see for the last year. Tate’s new mixtape Since We’re Here is out now.

    Labels: magazines/newspapers, Tate Kobang, Tim Trees

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    I wrote the obituary of Reggie Reg, a Baltimore DJ and radio legend who passed away recently, for this week’s Baltimore City Paper. Rest in peace.

    Labels: Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore club, magazines/newspapers, Reggie Reg

    Thursday, December 24, 2015

    This week

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