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Government Documents: Fun Finds

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Declassified Government Documents

Declassified documents are those that were formerly considered classified by the government because of their sensitive nature, such as those related to national security or presidential records, and are made available to the public. Listed below are resources for locating declassified documents electronically.

CIA Electronic Reading Room
Site to provide the public with an overview of access to CIA information, including electronic access to previously released documents.


U.S. Department of State Declassified/Released Document Collections 
Department of State listing declassified documents pertaining to foreign policy and affairs that have been released to the public.

FAS Project on Government Secrecy 
Developed by the Federation of American Scientist, the FAS Project on Government Secrecy works to challenge excessive government secrecy and to promote public oversight.


National Security Archive (George Washington University) 
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Kids.gov

The official kids portal for the U.S. Government.

Ben's Guide

Find resources about how our government works and primary source materials on Ben's Guide!

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Everyone learned this song in school. Sing along!


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