This assignment allows students to independently research the major facets of the U.S. Bureaucracy. There are a couple links for students to follow that will provide some structure to their research and make the information readily accessible. Students may either use the links provided or research more independently. The assignment covers the Executive Office of the President, the Executive Departments, and Independent Agencies (including regulatory commissions and government corporations). If students are preparing for the AP Government exam, this assignment covers several of the key highlights they will need to know. This assignment is content based and designed to highlight the basics of a broad subject.