|EAC||United States Election Assistance Commission|
|EAR||Export Administration Regulations|
|EBSA||Employee Benefits Security Administration|
|ECA||Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs|
|ECAB||Employees' Compensation Appeals Board|
|ECHO||Enforcement and Compliance History Online|
|ECI||Early Childhood Institute (archive)|
|ECIE||Executive Council on Integrity and Effiency (changed to CIGIE)|
|ECOSOC||Economic and Social Council|
|ECP||Emergency Conservation Program|
|ED||Department of Education|
|EDA||Economic Development Administration|
|EDGAR||Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval|
|EDIE||Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator|
|EDSI||Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (archive)|
|EEEL||Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory|
|EEOC||Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|EEOICP||Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program|
|EEOMBD||Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program|
|EERE||Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy|
|EHP||Environmental Health Perspectives|
|EIA||Energy Information Administration|
|EIS||Epidemic Intelligence Service|
|ELIPS||Electronic Library of Interior Policies|
|EM||Office of Environmental Management|
|EMC||Emissions Measurement Center|
|EML||Environmental Measurements Laboratory|
|ENC||Eisenhower National Clearinghouse|
|ENRD||Environment and Natural Resources Division|
|EOAF||Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (changed to TEOAF)|
|EOIR||Executive Office for Immigration Review|
|EOP||Executive Office of the President|
|EOUSA||Executive Office for United States Attorneys|
|EP&R||Emergency Preparedness and Response|
|EPA||Environmental Protection Agency|
|EPLS||Excluded Parties List System|
|EPO||Epidemiology Program Office|
|EPP||Employment Projections Program|
|EQIP||Environmental Quality Incentives Program|
|eRA||Electronic Research Administration|
|ERDC||Engineer Research and Development Center|
|EREN||Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (changed to EERE)|
|ERIC||Educational Resources Information Center|
|EROD||Education Resource Organizations Directory|
|EROS||Earth Resources Observation and Science|
|ERS||Economic Research Service|
|ERSH-DB||Emergency Response Safety and Health Database|
|ESA||Economics and Statistics Administration | Employment Standards Administration (defunct 11/09)|
|ESnet||Energy Sciences Network|
|ESP||Environmental Studies Program|
|ESPIS||Environmental Information System|
|ETA||Employment and Training Administration|
|EUROPOL||European Police Office|
|EVS||Environmental Science Division|
|EWCP||Export Working Capital Program|
|Ex-Im Bank||Export-Import Bank of the United States|
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."
-- Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.