Federal Government

US Capitol building

US Capitol. Wikimedia Commons. 1 April 2006.

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.
  • iCivics.org
    Play games and activities to learn about citizenship, separation of powers, the three branches of government, and more!
  • Kids.gov
    Lots of federal government websites have pages just for kids!

Executive Branch

  • 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.

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch