Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Theme 1: Your Role as a TaxpayerLesson 1: Why Pay Taxes?


Activity 1: Your Federal Government
Image of a government building.

Check out the vast scope of the federal government. Go to to view a list of federal agencies in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. (Look on the right side of the screen under "Popular Topics" and select "A-Z List of Agencies.")

Match each of these government agencies with its branch of the federal government by choosing the branch of government from the drop-down menu. To assess your answers, click the Check My Answers button at the bottom of the page.


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