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ABOUT THE UNITED STATES

History and Government

Jefferson Monument

The United States is a representative democracy and its people play an important role in the governing process. Our government is based on several fundamental values including freedom, equality, and opportunity. These shared values give all Americans a common civic identity. A basic understanding of these values and how the governing process works is important for both native-born Americans and newly arrived immigrants.

The links below provide resources to help you learn more about U.S. history and government.