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department of state

handles the foreign policy of nation, staffs embassies, analyzes data about american interest in other nations, speaks for the US at the United Nations

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department of treasury

serves the financial division of the govt., manages debt, collects taxes, manufactures coins and currency, adminstators of explosive and firearm laws, regulates the production and distribution of alcohol and tobacco

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department of justice

oversees the nations legal affairs, supervises agencies that serve as the nation's police and prison system, enforces antitrust laws

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department of defense

protects the security of the US, oversees the armed forces through the joint chiefs of staff, untiil 1949 was part of department of war

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department of interior

protects the public lands and natural resources throughout the US, oversees relationship with native americans

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department of agriculture

helps farmers improve incomes and production for home and abroad, develops conservation programs, safeguards the nations food supply

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department of commerce

promotes and protects the industrial and commerical parts of the economy, carries out the census

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department of labor

ensures safe working conditions, oversees minimum wages and protects pensions, collects and analyzes data on employment

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department of health and human services

oversees programs concerned with health and social services of the american people, manages federal medicare and medicaid

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department of housing and urban development

works to assist communities in the nation, ensures equal housing opportunities

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department of transportation

regulates americas transportation needs policies and planning, works to ensure safe efficent and convenient land and air transportation

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department of energy

plans energy policies, researches and develops energy technology

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department of education

coordinates federal assistance programs for public and private schools, develops programs to help students with limited english proficiency and physically challenged students

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department of veteran affairs

oversees medical care for veterans and families, manages educational program for veterans, 1/3 of what used to be department of war

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department of homeland security

charged with protecting the security of americas borders shores land and the safety of its people, newest department created in 2002 after 9/11, 1/3 of what used to be department of war

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