Public defenders back criminal defendants in the U.S. who can't afford a private attorney and are at risk of going to prison. Learn how they came to be.
Once, Venezuela was a democracy with a healthy economy. That's all changed since Nicolás Maduro took power. Learn more here.
A senior State Department official emphasizes America's support for U.S.-Taiwan relations and military, economic and political cooperation.
Prior to 1965, African Americans in the South were often blocked from voting. But an important law remedied that, and altered the U.S. political landscape.
Thanks to a democratic framework written by the U.S. government, Venezuelans finally have an outline to restore democracy.
Americans’ commitment to unalienable rights has proved a beacon of hope for those abroad pursuing their own liberties, Secretary Pompeo says.
The landmark Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 on July 26. Learn how it revolutionized voting for citizens with disabilities.
In the United States, anyone can use the Freedom of Information Act to find out what the government is doing and how it's doing it.
America’s Electoral College system is difficult to explain, but it has successfully enabled the election of presidents since the country’s founding.