The USA is a federal republic, consisting of 50 states; each of them has its own government. The President, elected for 4 years is the head of the state and of the Government and he chooses the ministers. The Congress consists of 2 Houses: The House of Representatives and the Senate.

There are 435 members in the House of Representatives and they are re - elected for a period of 6 years but every 2 years 1/3 of them may be changed or re - elected. Elections always take place in November on the first Tuesday after the first Monday/ there are 2 main Political parties in the USA : the Democratic and the Republican.

On the 5 November 1996 Bill Clinton was re - elected. He is the President of the USA for the second term. He is the 42 President of the country. He was born in a small town of little Rock in the state Arkansas on the 19 th of August 1946 . His father died because of the car accident. When Bill was 4 his mother got married again. Bill got his education first in the State School , then in Georgetown University and then in Oxford University . He also studied in the Yells School of Law. He has the Diploma of a lawyer and the degree in the sphere of the international affairs. During his studies he worked as a builder, a teacher, a laboratory assistant. He began his political career in 1974; he was the procurator - general of the State and the State Governor of Arkansas. Later he became the President.

The President of the USA has a family: a wife and a daughter. His wife's name is Hillary; she is a prominent lawyer too. The future Husband and wife met at the University Library being students. Their daughter Chelsea studies at school. The family has a pet: a beautiful black cat with white “socks” and its name Socks.