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Magical Congress of the United States of America
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Samuel G. Quahog


Woolworth Building, New York[1]


Governing wizarding USA

The Magical Congress of the United States of America (shortened MACUSA) was the magical body in charge of governing the wizarding population of the United States of America.[2] It is led by the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Unlike the Muggle United States Congress, which is divided into a House of Representatives and a Senate, the MACUSA is unicameral.[3] The MACUSA is located in the Woolworth Building downtown New York City.


The MACUSA performs many of the same functions as other wizarding governing bodies in other countries such as the Ministries of Magic or Councils of Magic.[2]


Early years

It is unknown precisely when the Magical Congress of the United States of America was formed, although it is somewhat likely that it or a predecessor were created around the same time the Muggle Continental Congress declared America independent from the United Kingdom in July 1776.


Newt Scamander standing inside the entrance of the MACUSA, 1926.[1]

During his time in America in the 1920s, Newt Scamander is known to have visited the Magical Congress of the United States.[1]

Present time

The current President of MACUSA and thus leader of American wizarding society is President Samuel G. Quahog.[2]

Following the kidnapping of Hans the Augurey by American fans celebrating the American team's success in the quarter-finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup against Liechtenstein, several terse letters were exchanged between President Quahog and Otto Obermeier, Minister for Magic of Liechtenstein.[2] Luckily, Hans was returned the following day, 9 June 2014, and the relationship between the two countries seemed not to have been too damaged.[2]


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