The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department that advises the President and leads the nation in foreign policy issues.
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country in the Americas.
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Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, the State Department is responsible for the international relations of the United States, negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and represents the United States at the United Nations.
International relations or international affairs, depending on academic institution, is either a field of political science, an interdisciplinary academic field similar to global studies, or an entirely independent academic discipline in which students take a variety of internationally focused courses in social science and humanities disciplines.
A foreign minister or minister of foreign affairs is generally a cabinet minister in charge of a state's foreign policy and relations.
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.
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The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.
The Department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building located at 2201 C Street, NW, a few blocks away from the White House in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Department operates the diplomatic missions of the United States abroad and is responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the United States and U.S. diplomacy efforts.
Foggy Bottom is one of the oldest late 18th and 19th-century neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Foggy Bottom is west of downtown Washington, in the Northwest quadrant, bounded roughly by 17th Street to the east, Rock Creek Parkway to the west, Constitution Avenue to the south, and Pennsylvania Avenue to the north.
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.
The foreign policy of the United States is the way in which it interacts with foreign nations and sets standards of interaction for its organizations, corporations and individual citizens of the United States.
The Department is also the depositary for more than 200 multilateral treaties.
In international law, a depositary is a government or organization to which a multilateral treaty is entrusted.
The Department is led by the Secretary of State, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet.
The current Secretary of State is John Kerry.
John Forbes Kerry is an American diplomat and Democratic Party politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State is the second Cabinet official in the order of precedence and in the presidential line of succession, after the Vice President of the United States.
A president is the leader of a country or a division or part of a country, typically a republic, a democracy, or a dictatorship.