|Magical Congress of the United States of America|
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. 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. The MACUSA is located in the Woolworth Building downtown New York City.
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.
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. Luckily, Hans was returned the following day, 9 June 2014, and the relationship between the two countries seemed not to have been too damaged.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "This Week's Cover: Inside the magical world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" at Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "RETURN OF HANS THE AUGUREY" (Daily Prophet, 09 June 2014)
- ↑ .@PauliePoBoy No, it's a single body. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter