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What is the bioterrorism act?

The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 (BTA) combines the resources of several American government agencies to protect food, water and drug supplies from terrorist attacks.


The Second Amendment Quiz

The Second Amendment Quiz

Take a shot at this Second Amendment quiz, and see if you can hit the bullseye at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The First Amendment Quiz

The First Amendment Quiz

Can you master this First Amendment quiz like a Founding Father, or will you need to plead the Fifth? Take our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Name That Fascist Dictator Quiz

Name That Fascist Dictator Quiz

Do you know a lot about fascist dictators? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Of Kings and Queens: The Modern Monarchy Quiz

Of Kings and Queens: The Modern Monarchy Quiz

How much do you know about the monarchies around the world? Test your knowledge with this modern monarchy quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Real POTUS Vs. Movie POTUS

Real POTUS Vs. Movie POTUS

Can you tell the real POTUS from the film POTUS? Prove it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does 'bread and circuses' mean?

What does 'bread and circuses' mean?

What does 'bread and circuses' mean? Learn the meaning behind the phrase at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

How Think Tanks Work

How Think Tanks Work

Think tanks reign as the place where scholars, policy makers and other folks work to find solutions to public problems. Learn more about think tanks. See more »

10 Rights the First Amendment Absolutely Does Not Grant

10 Rights the First Amendment Absolutely Does Not Grant

Here are 10 rights the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does not grant, contrary to popular belief, from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Medicaid Works

How Medicaid Works

How does Medicaid differ from Medicare, and how is the program funded? Find out how Medicaid works and who benefits from it. See more »

10 Far-out Charismatic Leaders (and the Trouble They Caused)

10 Far-out Charismatic Leaders (and the Trouble They Caused)

Charismatic leaders have emerged and changed the world throughout history. Learn about 10 far-out charismatic leaders and the trouble they caused. See more »