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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER14

The Bureaucracy: A Government at Work

In This Chapter

  • The structure of the federal bureaucracy
  • The role of the executive office of the president
  • The executive departments and the president’s Cabinet
  • The history of the civil service
  • Congressional oversight of the bureaucracy

Everyday Americans encounter the federal bureaucracy, sometimes in very obvious ways, and also in very subtle ways. The federal bureaucracy administers and carries out a host of government tasks and responsibilities on behalf of the American people. From everyday delivery of the mail and running our national parks, to the more complex issues related to foreign ...

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