Government — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

Ben Franklin teaches you how the government works in this site from the Government Printing Office.

Library of Congress: State and Local Government Information

The Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room in the Library of Congress links to each state and local governments’ web pages.

National Constitution Center: Studying the Constitution

The Studying the Constitution page on the National Constitution Center website provides full-text documents as well as interactive resources.

Project Vote Smart: Government 101

This tutorial provides useful information about Congress, political parties, campaign finance, the Constitution, elections, state government and much more. is the official U.S. government web site for students. They provide “easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government – all the info you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.” The Federal topic directory links to all federal agencies and departments.

U.S. House of Representatives Website

“This official Web Site of the U. S. House of Representatives includes various resources to learn about house rules, proceedings, votes, committees, and employment opportunities. The page also includes Educational Links and resource for writing to individual house members.” (Civics Online)

U.S. Senate Website

“This Official Site of the U. S. Senate includes information about Senate activities, committees, and Bills. This resource also provides access to Senate Art, This Week in Senate History, and search capabilities for information about a individual state senators and legislative history.” (Civics Online)

White House Homepage

The official Web page of the U. S. White house, this site provides information on the President and Vice President, the Federal Government, histories of the White House and its inhabitants, and a Virtual Library of White House Documents. (Civics Online)