About the U.S. Department of State
On behalf of the American people we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.
The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.
There shall be at the seat of government an executive department to be known as the "Department of State," and a Secretary of State, who shall be the head thereof. More»Close