We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. - Preamble of the Constitution of the United States

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. - Thomas Jefferson

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CONSISTS OF 3 COEQUAL BRANCHES

JUDICIAL BRANCH - Supreme Court
Lifetime presidential appointments confirmed by the Senate link
Samuel Alito Stephen Breyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Clarence Thomas David Souter Anthony Kennedy
Antonin Scalia John Stevens John Roberts (Chief Justice)


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH - Senate and House of Representatives
Senate composed of 2 senators per state (100).
Each senator serves for a six-year term. link
House of representatives - Each state receives representation in the House in proportion to its population but is entitled to at least one Representative (currently 435).
Each representative serves for a two-year term. link
Representatives exist for American Somoa, Virgin Islands, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico


EXECUTIVE BRANCH - President and Vice President
President Barrack Obama
Vice President Joseph Biden link


STATECAPITAL POPULATION
(2008 est.)
AlabamaMontgomery 4,627,851
Alaska Juneau 686,293
Arizona Phoenix 6,500,180
Arkansas Little Rock 2,855,390
California Sacramento 36,756,666
Colorado Denver 4,939,456
ConnecticutHartford3,501,252
DelawareDover873,092
District of Columbia 591,833
FloridaTallahassee 18,328,340
GeorgiaAtlanta 9,685,744
HawaiiHonolulu 1,288,198
IdahoBoise 1,523,816
IllinoisSpringfield 12,901,563
IndianaIndianapolis 6,376,792
IowaDes Moines 3,002,555
KansasTopeka 2,802,134
KentuckyFrankfort4,269,245
LouisianaBaton Rouge4,410,796
MaineAugusta1,316,456
MarylandAnnapolis5,633,597
MassachusettsBoston6,497,967
MichiganLansing10,003,422
MinnesotaSt Paul5,220,393
MississippiJackson2,938,618
MissouriJefferson City5,911,605
MontanaHelena967,440
NebraskaLincoln1,783,432
NevadaCarson City2,600,167
New HampshireConcord1,315,809