Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission in the United States See: Federal Trade Commission 2 Origins This American Commission was created by Act of the U.S. Congress, approved Sept. 26 1914, for the prevention of unfair methods of competition in commerce. It is composed of five […]

Export Import Bank Of The United States

Export-Import Bank of the United States The Export-Import Bank assists in ?nancing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), established in 1934, operates as an independent agency of the U.S. Government under […]

National Park Service

National Park Service in the United States The National Park Service was established in the Department of the Interior on August 25, 1916 (16 U.S.C. 1). The National Park Service is dedicated to conserving unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System […]

Federal Reserve System

Federal Reserve System in the United States Introduction The Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States, administers and formulates the Nation’s credit and monetary policy. The Federal Reserve System (FRS) was established by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 221), […]

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management in the United States The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was established July 16, 1946, by the consolidation of the General Land Office (created in 1812) and the Grazing Service (formed in 1934). The BLM manages more land (253 million acres) than any other Federal […]

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Overseas Private Investment Corporation in the United States The Overseas Private Investment Corporation promotes economic growth in developing countries and emerging markets by encouraging U.S. private investment in those nations. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was […]

Department of the Interior

 Department of the Interior in the United States Introduction to Department of the Interior Department of the Interior, executive department of the United States government, established by Congress in 1849. The department is headed by a secretary appointed by the president with the approval […]

Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation (DOT) in the United States Introduction to Department of Transportation Department of Transportation, an executive department of the U.S. federal government, created by law in October 1966 and officially established in April 1967 by the combination of […]

United States Mint

The establishment of a mint was authorized by act of April 2, 1792 (1 Stat. 246). The Bureau of the Mint was established by act of February 12, 1873 (17 Stat. 424), and recodified on September 13, 1982 (31 U.S.C. 304, 5131). The name was changed to United States Mint by Secretarial order dated […]