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 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 Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V.  5, United Nations, 1969-1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 5, United Nations, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 5, United Nations, 1969-1972

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The United States Record, 2003-2004
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Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The United States Record, 2003-2004

Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The United States Record, 2003-2004

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, 1969-1976, V.  1: Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, V. 35, Pt. 5, 1983-1984
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United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, V. 35, Pt. 5, 1983-1984

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, V. 35, Pt. 5, 1983-1984

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 4, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 4, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, V. 4, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1999-2000.
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World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1999-2000.

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers, 1999-2000.

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, 1964-1968, V. 16, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey
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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 16, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, V. 16, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey

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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