United States State Department

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The United States Department of State is a cabinet level agency of the United States government, responsible for the USA's foreign relations.[1][2] The Secretary of State is the cabinet officer responsible for the Department. The department is one of the three original departments created by the United States Congress in 1789.[3]

Hilary Rodham Clinton, the current Secretary of State, was appointed in January, 2009.[2]


  1. "Ben's guide to the US Government: The Presiden't Cabinet". United States Government Printing Office. http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/government/national/cabinet.html. Retrieved 2007-11-17.  mirror
  2. 2.0 2.1 "U.S. Government Officials & Departments". United States Embassy, London UK. November 1, 2007. http://london.usembassy.gov/rccabint.html. Retrieved 2007-11-17.  mirror
  3. "DOI history". Department of the Interior. http://www.doi.gov/history.html. Retrieved 2007-11-17.  mirror