Knowledge of the foundations of government is a crucial part of being an informed and active citizen, and this includes an understanding how state government works. EOA features articles on the executive branch that cover the history and responsibilities of Alabama’s governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state, as well as numerous state agencies and offices. Its articles on the Alabama Senate and Alabama House of Representatives address how the state’s legislative branch is structured and operates. In addition, EOA’s entries on Alabama’s evolving Constitution demonstrate the changing views and principles that have guided the state since its founding. EOA also has entries on the state and federal courts in the state, which demonstrate the integral part that the judicial branch plays in the state’s government.