The government of the United States takes place at multiple levels. The outermost level is the "federal" (i.e. national) government; each state also has its own government, and operating within that government are various county (or parish) and city/municipal governments.
The US Constitution states that all political powers not explicitly given to the federal government must belong either to the state governments or to the people.
- branches: The major branches of the United States government are specified in the US Constitution as:
the US government has many, many more sites than this, but I wanted a place to note the two new DoS interactive sites
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