History Quiz / HCHS Important US Government Agencies 1

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DHS agency/responsible for identifying and investigating vulnerabilities in US border, infrastructure, transportation security/deports illegal immigrants
part of the Interior Dept/responsible for the administration and management of 55,700,000 acres of land held in trust by the US for Native Americans
created in 1916/part of the Interior Dept/oversees 417 units, including 59 national parks
advises the President, Defense Sec, NSC on national security/1 member from Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, National Guard/no operational command authority
has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes/director reports to Attorney General/HQ at J. Edgar Hoover Building/56 field offices in US
part of the DOJ/combats drug smuggling and use within the US/lead agency for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act
created in 1965/offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence
mission to detect and prevent illegal aliens, terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the US, and prevent illegal trafficking of people and contraband/mobile arm of CBP
created in 1952 by Truman/global monitoring, collection, and processing of data critical for counterintelligence (SIGNIT)/reports to DNI/Edward Snowden leaks/PRISM program
prior to 2003 part of Treasury Dept/moved to DHS/ investigates and prevents counterfeit US currency/tasked w/protecting POTUS, the VP, and major presidential candidates
largest law enforcement agency in the US/ charged with regulating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. regulations on trade and immigration
Commerce Dept agency that issues patents to inventors and businesses for inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property ID
created by the Federal Reserve Act in 1913/goals are maximizing employment, stabilizing prices, and moderating long-term interest rates/12 regional banks
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created in Philadelphia in 1792/produces circulating coinage for the US to conduct trade and commerce/4 active mints:Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and West Point
created in 1970 by Nixon/conducts workplace safety inspections to insure the health of workers/enforcing a variety of whistleblower statutes and regulations
created by Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004/goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the US
created by the National Housing Act of 1934/sets standards for construction, underwriting, and provides mortgage insurance
collects taxes and administs the Internal Revenue Code/oversees various benefits programs/enforces parts of ACA/Tea Party targeting scandal/Comm. John Koskinen
administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination/Clarence Thomas led this agency for most of the 80's
biomedical research facility in Bethesda, Maryland/ largest facility of its kind in the world/discoverd that flouride can prevent tooth decay and lithium can treat bipolar disorder
responsible for protection of public health through supervision of food safety, tobacco products, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vaccines, medical devices, etc.
created in 1946/HQ in Atlanta/HHS agency/main goal is to protect public health through developing ways to prevent or treat infectious diseases, food-born pathogens, etc.
collects, analyzes, and releases essential statistical data to the Congress, etc/conducts research into how much families need to earn to have a good standard of living
authority to regulate all aspects of civil aviation/ regulates construction and operation of airports, the management of air traffic, the certification of personnel, aircraft, etc.
works to prevent the unlawful use and manufacture of firearms and explosives, the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco/regulates the lawful sale, possession, transportation of guns

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