The Magical Congress of the United States of America (shorted MACUSA), also known more simply as the Magical Congress or just Congress, is the governing body of the magical community in the United States of America with the intention of preserving magical law. The headquarters of the Magical Congress are in the Woolworth Building on Broadway in New York City. It is headed by the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America.

Unlike its British counterpart, the Magical Congress does not reveal itself to its No-Maj counterparts, partially as a result of Rappaport's Law, though the law was later repealed in 1965.

The Magical Congress was formed in direct response to the Salem Witch Trials in 1693, and thus predated the No-Maj government by just short of a century. Despite its strict enforcement of the separation between No-Majs and magicalkind during its early days, the Magical Congress soon joined Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in being recognized as the most democratic and least elitist government in the magical world.


Government structure


Department for the Preservation of Magical History

The Department for the Preservation of Magical History is charged with the recording and preservation of magical history within the borders of the United States. It includes the following offices:
Archeology Division
Office of the Registrar of American Magical Families
Library of the Magical Congress

Political factions


No-Maj relations


See also