History Quiz / HCHS Important US Government Agencies 2

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one of few agencies explicitly authorized by Constitution/elevated to cabinet-level dept in 1872/made into govt agency in 1971 by Nixon/ delivers the mail
created by Dodd-Frank Act/in response to Great Recession/brainchild of Elizabeth Warren/regulates banks, credit unions, securities, mortgages, credit cards, etc.
created by Communications Act of 1934/ regulates interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable/authorized net neutrality in 2015
HQ in Langley, VA/Office of Strategic Services was predecessor/focuses on overseas intelligence gathering/involved in many coups/ intel. failure led to Iraq War
created by Nixon executive order in 1970/ responsible for regulation of pollutants/ enforces Clean Water and Clean Air Acts
created in 1974/ oversees campaign finance rules for elections/ keeps record of all donations to federal campaigns/ 6 member commission
created in 1921/originally the Bureau of the Budget/reorganized in 1970 by Nixon/produces the President's Budget/measures the quality of agency programs, policies, etc.
warns of dangerous weather, charts seas, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, conducts environmental research/National Weather Service
created by congressional charter in 1933/brainchild of Sen George Norris(NE)/provides navigation,flood control, economic development to TN Valley/covers TN,MS,AL,KY,parts of GA,NC
mandates all male citizens 18-25 years old register with it within 30 days of 18th birthday/registration necessary to receive FAFSA, Pell Grants, keep driver's license, etc.
created by Budget and Accounting Act of 1921/provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the US Congress/supreme audit institution/publishes outlooks on deficit
created by 1933 Banking Act in wake of Great Depression/provides deposit insurance for depositers at US banks/originally insured up to $2,500/ currently insures up to $250k
preserves and documents government and historical records/transmits Electoral College votes to Congress/Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence on display in DC
purpose is to protect investors in the stock market/enforces requirement that public companies submit quarterly, annual reports/ regulates selling of stocks
conducts the US census every 10 years/ conducts various economic and demographic surveys that help determine allocation of $400 billion in federal aid to states and localities
created in 1914/ part of Woodrow Wilson's anti-trust programs/ mission is to promote consumer protection, eliminate and prevent anticompetitive business practices
research library that officially serves the US Congress/largest library in the world/Congressional Research Service/contains research materials in more than 450 languages
created by Truman in 1947/advises the president on foreign policies/VP and State, Defense, and Energy Secs mandatory members/Steve Bannon recently added
DHS agency/created in 1790 at request of Alex. Hamilton/focuses on maritime safety and security/ world's 12th largest naval force
created by Eisenhower in 1958/Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions/ space exploration responsibilites
created by Wagner Act in 1935/responsible for enforcing US labor law for collective bargaining and unfair labor practices/can supervise union leader elections, etc.
DHS agency created after 9/11/focus on airport security through screening in airports and Federal Air Marshals on flights
created by Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974/provides budget and economic info to Congress/evaluates the impact of legislation on the economy
created in 1935/HQ in Woodlawn, MD/administers retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits/ payments based on wage earners' contributions
coordinates responses to disasters that overwhelm state and local resources/gov of a state must declare state of emergency, ask the President for help/Hurricane Katrina response
supports research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering/funds approximately 24% of all federally supported basic research conducted by colleges
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