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Sacramento(Encyclopedia)Sacramento, longest river of Calif., c.380 mi (610 km) long, rising near Mt. Shasta, N Calif., and flowing generally SW to Suisun Bay, an arm of San Francisco Bay, where it forms a large delta with th...
United States(Encyclopedia)United States, officially United States of America, republic (2015 est. pop. 319,929,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in p...
Sacramento(Encyclopedia)Sacramento skrmn´t [key], city (1990 pop. 369,365), state capital and seat of Sacramento co., central Calif., on the Sacramento River at its confluence with the American River; settled 1839, ...
Senate, United States(Encyclopedia)Senate, United States: see Congress of the United States.
Reclamation, United States Bureau of(Encyclopedia)Reclamation, United States Bureau of, agency set up in the Dept. of the Interior under the Reclamation Act of 1902. It is charged with promoting regional economies by developing water and related land...
Tariff Commission, United States(Encyclopedia)Tariff Commission, United States: see International Trade Commission, United States.
Roth v. United States(Encyclopedia)Roth v. United States, case decided in 1957 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Samuel Roth of New York City was convicted of mailing obscene materials. On appeal his conviction was affirmed by the Supreme Cou...
Supreme Court, United States(Encyclopedia)Supreme Court, United States, highest court of the United States, established by Article 3 of the Constitution of the United States. Scope and Jurisdiction Section 1 of Article 3 of the Constitution p...
Surgeon General, United States(Encyclopedia)Surgeon General, United States, former head of the U.S. Public Health Service, which is responsible for protecting the people's health (see public health). Since a 1986 reorganization, the surgeon gen...
Marine Corps, United States(Encyclopedia)Marine Corps, United States, military corps that forms a separate service within the U.S. Dept. of the Navy. The commandant of the Marine Corps is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During conflic...
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