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American Government: Vantage Digital Option
Stories of a Nation, Brief Edition

Second Edition


March 2021 | CQ Press
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2065-0

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American Government: Stories of a Nation, tunes in to the voices of all Americans, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. American Government - Vantage Digital Option, Brief Second Edition delivers the trusted content from Scott Abernathy’ text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About American Government: Stories of a Nation, Brief Second Edition


Carefully condensed from the full version by Scott Abernathy, American Government, Brief Edition, gives your students all the information they need—and the stories they relate to—in a more concise, value-oriented package.

 
Chapter 1: American Political Stories: Claiming Rights, Demanding to Be Heard
 
Chapter 2: The Constitution of the United States: A New Vision of Representative Government
 
Chapter 3: Federalism: The Changing Boundaries between the Nation and the States
 
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Building and Defending Fences
 
Chapter 5: Civil Rights: How Equal is Equal?
 
Chapter 6: Public Opinion: How Are Americans’ Voices Measured, and Do They Matter?
 
Chapter 7: The Media: Truth, Trust, and Power
 
Chapter 8: Parties, Elections, and Participation: Making Representative Democracy Happen
 
Chapter 9: Interest Groups and Social Movements: Collective Action, Power, and
 
Chapter 10: Congress: Representation, Organization, and Legislation
 
Chapter 11: The American Presidency: Individuals, Institutions, and Power
 
Chapter 12: The Federal Bureaucracy: Putting the Nation’s Laws into Effect
 
Chapter 13: The Federal Judiciary: Politics, Power, and the “Least Dangerous” Branch
 
Chapter 14: Public Policy: Promoting the General Welfare and Advancing Americans’ Interests

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  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
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KEY FEATURES OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BRIEF SECOND EDITION

  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties have been split up into two separate chapters.
  • New narratives keep students engaged by connecting key concepts to recent events and real people through topics such as #MeToo and the promises and challenges of digital political participation, an exploration into civil liberties through Supreme Court activity on the implication of cell-phone tracking data for fundamental rights and freedoms, and an analysis of the presidency of Donald Trump through this deeper question: How much does a president’s style and character actually impact their power and influence?
  • Up-to-date 2020 election coverage and analysis, particularly in the chapters on Congress, the presidency, and political parties, provide students with a current snapshot of the results and struggles of the 2020 elections.
  • SAGE course outcomes help you track and measure student success. Crafted with specific course outcomes in mind and vetted by advisors in the field, SAGE course outcomes clearly define and benchmark the knowledge and skills students are expected to achieve upon completion of your course. See how outcomes tie in with this book’s chapter-level objectives.
  • Updated throughout to account for recent developments including:
    • Coverage of the Trump administration;
    • Analysis of the outcome of the 2020 elections and the battle for the White House;
    • The centering of the study of public opinion—its impact, coherence and durability—on Black Lives Matter from the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis;
    • Updated figures and tables throughout including new political science research on polarization;
    • U.S., Russia, and China in an age of multipolarity in international affairs;
    • An analysis on the impact on women’s’ congressional representation of the elections of 2018 and 2020; and
    • Exploration of today’s American economy, including the impact of student loan debt, the debate over the minimum wage, and a rising federal deficit.

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