Department of State (DOS)

On July 27, 1789, President George Washington signed the law creating the Department of Foreign Affairs, the first Federal executive department created under the new Constitution of the United States. Renamed two months later as the Department of State, today it is responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries. The State Department operates the diplomatic missions of the United States-- including embassies, consulates and the U.S. mission to the United Nations--  and oversees issuance of U.S. passports, visas, and travel advisories for U.S. travelers going abroad.

State is also responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the United States and U.S. diplomacy efforts and is the depositary for more than 200 multilateral treaties.

The State Department publishes many renowned publications on U.S. foreign relations, English teaching, international treaties, foreign travel, human rights reports, and more, including the lauded Foreign Relations of the United States Series (FRUS) as well as magazines such as the highly engaging State Magazine and English Teaching Forum for those who teach English abroad.

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Foreign Consular Offices in the United States, Spring/Summer 2007 (eBook)
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Foreign Consular Offices in the United States, Spring/Summer 2007 (eBook)

Foreign Consular Offices in the United States, Spring/Summer 2007 (eBook)

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. XXXVIII, Part 1, Foundation of United States Foreign Policy 1973-1976
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. XXXVIII, Part 1, Foundation of United States Foreign Policy 1973-1976

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. XXXVIII, Part 1, Foundation of United States Foreign Policy 1973-1976

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXVI, Arab-israeli Dispute 1974-1976
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXVI, Arab-israeli Dispute 1974-1976

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXVI, Arab-israeli Dispute 1974-1976

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. XXXII, SALT I, 1969-1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. XXXII, SALT I, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. XXXII, SALT I, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. VII: Vietnam, July 1970-January 1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. VII: Vietnam, July 1970-January 1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Vol. VII: Vietnam, July 1970-January 1972

United States Participation in the United Nations: Report by the Secretary of State to Congress for the Year 2007
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United States Participation in the United Nations: Report by the Secretary of State to Congress for the Year 2007

United States Participation in the United Nations: Report by the Secretary of State to Congress for the Year 2007

Soviet-American Relations: The Detente Years, 1969-1972
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Soviet-American Relations: The Detente Years, 1969-1972

Soviet-American Relations: The Detente Years, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 20: Southeast Asia, 1969-1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 20: Southeast Asia, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 20: Southeast Asia, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 29, Pt. 2: Japan
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 29, Pt. 2: Japan

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 29, Pt. 2: Japan

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 6: Vietnam, January-August 1968
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 6: Vietnam, January-August 1968

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 6: Vietnam, January-August 1968

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 10, National Security Policy
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 10, National Security Policy

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 10, National Security Policy

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 5: Vietnam, 1967
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 5: Vietnam, 1967

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 5: Vietnam, 1967

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V.  3: Foreign Economic Policy, 1969-1972; International Monetary Policy, 1969-1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 3: Foreign Economic Policy, 1969-1972; International Monetary Policy, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 3: Foreign Economic Policy, 1969-1972; International Monetary Policy, 1969-1972

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