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The U.S. Attorney General: History, Role & Purpose Video

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Which congressional act created the office of U.S. attorney general?

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1. Which of the following agencies does NOT fall under the Department of Justice?

2. Which of the following is the U.S. attorney general NOT responsible for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the role of the U.S. attorney general with these quiz questions. You'll have to know about the beginning of this office as well as the current job duties to score well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will ask you particular details about the following:

  • Government department that the U.S. attorney general is head of
  • Congressional act that created the attorney general position
  • Agencies that fall under the Department of Justice
  • What the attorney general is responsible for

Skills Practiced

Students have the opportunity to practice skills, like:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different agencies that the attorney general is responsible for
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately describe what the U.S. attorney general is

Additional Learning

Read through the brief lesson called The U.S. Attorney General: History, Role & Purpose for more information and to learn about:

  • Why and when the U.S. attorney general position was created
  • What the president's Cabinet includes
  • Important historical cases involving the attorney general
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