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Of the initial 4 cabinet-level departments (State, War, Treasury, and Attorney General), the Department of State was the first, created in 1789 as the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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department of state is the oldest currently running

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Department of Veterans Affairs

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department of state

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What was the first Cabinet department formed in the 19OOs?

The first Cabinet department formed in the 1900s was the Commerce Department.


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