Government Resources

United States Government

Guide to the United States Government (Oxford)
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The White House Website

The Supreme Court

Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
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The Constitution and Rights

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has a website at: The Constitution Center. The site offers basic facts about the Constitution and Constitution puzzles.

For information on the effect of new computer and communications technologies on the constitutional rights and liberties of Americans, go to the Center for Democracy and Technology

Campaign Financing

You can find out exactly what the laws are that govern campaign financing by accessing the

Federal Election Commission website. The commission has provided an online "Citizen's Guide" that spells out what is and is not legal. You can also download actual data on campaign donations from the site.

Commentary provides political commentary from more than a hundred columnists. It seeks to amplify conservative voices in America's political debates.

This Blog Search Engine has

links to blogs in a variety of categories.

Public Opinion

The Polling Report website provides polling results on a number of issues, organized by topics. The site is easy to use and up to date.

American National Election Studies (go to ANES) is a good source of information on public opinion.

Special Interest Groups

An online version of the Anti-Federalist Papers is available at the Web site of the West El Paso Information Network (WEPIN). Go to The Anti-Federalist Papers

The home page of the National Organization for Women (NOW) has links to numerous resources containing information on the rights and status of women both in the United States and around the world.

For information on Hispanics in the United States, the League of United Latin American Citizens is a good source.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation has an online bureau at