Statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. 17 June 2006. Wikimedia Commons.
The United States federal government works to create, enforce, and apply laws for the entire country, including South Carolina.
- Ben's Guide to US Government
Ben Franklin will lead you on a tour through the United States government.
- Branches of the Federal Government
Find out the duties of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of government.
Play games and activities to learn about citizenship, separation of powers, the three branches of government, and more!
Lots of federal government websites have pages just for kids!
- About the Executive Branch
The Executive Branch makes sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed. The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch of government.
- The White House
The White House website has information about the White House building, the President, the First Lady, and more.
- Becoming the President
Find out who can become the President.
- Who's Who
Check out this list of all of our Presidents.
- About the Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch has the power to make laws, and includes the Congress and government agencies such as the Government Printing Office and the Library of Congress.
- Pictures of Congressional Members from South Carolina
See pictures of current and former Senators and Representatives from South Carolin.
- Senators from South Carolina
Meet the two current U.S. Senators from South Carolina.
- House of Representative Members from South Carolina
Meet the six current House of Representative members from South Carolina.
- Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings
Senator Fritz Hollings served in Congress from 1966 - 2005.
- About the Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch decides arguments about the meaning of laws, how they are applied, and whether they break the rules of the Constitution.
- Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States has nine judges and is the highest court in the country.
- Members of the Supreme Court
Read the biographies of each judge of the Supreme Court.
- Supreme Court
Learn how the Supreme Court works.
- Supreme Decision
In this interactive game learn how the Supreme Court works while making your own decision about court cases.
- Historic Federal Courthouses
Explore federal courthouses in South Carolina, built between 1763 and 1938.