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United States Department of State From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedredfrom State Department) “Department State” reirects here. tment of State Seal of the Unitedates Departmet of State.svg Seal of the U.S. Department of State F of the United States Department of State.svg Flag f the U.S. Departmt of State United States Department of State headquars.jpg Agency overview Formed July 27, 1789; 226 years aman Building 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C., U.S. 38°53′39″N 77°2′54″W Emyees 13,000 Foreign Seice employees 11,000 Civil Service employees 45,000 Foreigrvice local employees[1] Annual budget $65.9 billion (FY 2012] Agency executives John Kerry, Secretary of State TonBlinken, Deputy Secrety Heather HigginbottomDeputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources ebsite state.gov The Uted States Department of State (DOS),[3] often referred to athe State Department, is the United States federal executiv department responsibe for the international rlations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign minisy of other countries. Th Department was created in 1789 and was the first executiv department established.[4] The Department is headquartred in the Harry S Trum Building located at 2201 C Street, NW, a few blocks away frm the White House in te Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Dertment operates the dipomatic missions of the United States abroad and is responsble for implementing the foreign policy of the United Statesand U.S. diplomacy efforts. The Department is also the depitary for more than 200multilateral treaties. The Department is led by the Secretar of State, who is nominated by the President and confirmedby the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current cretary of State is John Kerry. The Secretary of State is the fist Cabinet official in the order of precedence and in the preidential line of succession. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 uties and responsibilities 3 Organization 3.1 Mission statemt 3.2 Core activities 3.3 Secretary of State 3.3.1 Staff 3..2 Other agencies 4 Jeffrson Science Fellows Prram 5 Franklin Fellows Program 6 Department of Stae Air Wing 7 Expenditures 7.1 Audit of expenditures 8 Cntral Foreign Policy File Freedom of Information Act processing performance 10Other 11 See also 12 otes and references 13 External links History[edit] Old Sate Department building in Washington, D.C., c. 1865 The U. Constitution, drafted in Philadelphia in 1787 and ratified b the 13 states the following year, gave the President the resonsibility for the conduct of the nation’s foreign relations. Isoon became clear, hoever, that an executive epartment was necessa to support the President in the conduct of the affairs of th new federal governmet.[citation needed] TheHouse of Representaties and Senate approve legislation to establish Department of Foreign Affairs on July 21, 1789, and Presidt Washington signed it ito law on July 27, makig the Department of Foign Affairs the first fedeal agency to be created under the new Constitution.[5] Thislegislation remains the basic law of the Department of Stat. In September 1789, adtional legislation changed the name of the agency to the Deartment of State and assigned to it a variety of domestic duies. These responsibilities grew to include management of e United States Mint, keeper of the Great Seal of the UnitedStates, and the taking of the census. President George Wasington signed the new lislation on September 15.[6] Most of these domestic dutiesof the Department of Sate were eventually turned over to vari

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United States Department of State From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from State Department) “Department of State” redirects here. For the term as used in […]