The American government is the central governing institution of the United States of America. It is a federal system, meaning governing authority is shared by the central government, the fifty states that make up the country, and the local governments that make up the states. The US Constitution of 1787 details how the American government is to operate, covering subjects such as the different branches of government, rules regarding political elections, and the relationship between the federal government and state governments. The laws of the Constitution continue to guide the American government into the twenty-first century and are periodically reinterpreted by the state and federal court systems.
The American federal government originated from the drafting of the US Constitution in...Read more