American Government 2e

American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them.


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License CC BY
Type Textbooks
C-ID POLS 110 - American
Pedagogical Note Yes


Pedagogical Note

I use American Government 2e in my Introduction to American Government and Politics textbook.

The textbook is clearly organized and written by a team of scholars and researchers in the field. The resource can be viewed online, viewed through the OpenStax app, downloaded as a PDF, or a paid print copy can be ordered.

As an instructor, I appreciate that the chapters are contained in five units: Students and the System, Individual Agency and Action, Toward Collective Action, Delivering Collective Action, and Outputs of Government. I have used this units as themes to knit chapters together in the form of a narrative.

Students have remarked appreciating that each chapter has learning objectives, bolded key terms within the text, and “just right” in terms of amount of content.

1 year ago

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