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SITE MAP - A guide to the structure and content of INFORMATION USA.
FACTS ABOUT THE USA - An overview of the history of the United States with answers and links to frequently asked questions about symbols, statistics and states.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS - An overview of the U.S. government and political system.
ECONOMY AND TRADE - Documentation on U.S. trade and economic policies with links to practical information about the business and economic environment in the United States.
MAJOR LAWS AND TREATIES - Full text of international agreements and selected federal legislation and links to interpretive resources and documentation about the U.S. legislative procedures; links to sites for state laws also included.
MEDIA - Overview of the media industry and policy in the U.S.; contains documents detailing communications policies and links to major American print and electronic media.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - Overview of science, environment, and information technology issues.
EDUCATION IN THE USA - Introduction to the American system of higher education with practical information about study opportunities in the United States.
SOCIETY AND VALUES - Overview of Civil Rights, diversity and immigration, religions, socila welfare and family life in the United States.
ARTS AND CULTURE - Guide to the historic and current state of the arts in the U.S.; gateway to traditional and popular culture experienced in America today.
GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL - Guide to key sites and features of the United States. Includes visa information and destination guides.
INFORMATION USA is designed as a CD-ROM that can be used with or without an Internet connection. Used while on the Internet, INFORMATION USA provides extensive hyperlinks to selected sites and resources that provide a rich spectrum of information about the United States. For users who do not have access to the Internet, the CD-ROM alone provides full-text documentation on American social and political institutions and processes, simulating an Internet environment using Netscape 4.5 browser software.
INFORMATION USA is maintained by the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), U.S. Department of State. You can contact the Webmaster at InformationUSA@state.gov
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