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Long Story Short

Second Edition


January 2021 | CQ Press
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2066-7

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AmGov: Long Story Short helps students learn the nuts and bolts of American government. Unlike competitors, this best seller responds to the need for quick studying and skimming by design—the succinct ten chapters are separated by tabs that make it easy to flip, revisit, reorient, and return to content quickly. Reading aids like bullets, annotations, and arrows walk students through important facts and break up the material in short, engaging bites of information. AmGov - Vantage Digital Option, Second Edition delivers the content from Barbour's trusted text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that integrates auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About AmGov, Second Edition

AmGov: Long Story Short
helps students learn the nuts and bolts of American Government. Unlike competitors, this bestseller responds to the need for quick studying and skimming by design—the succinct ten chapters are separated by tabs that make it easy to flip, revisit, reorient, and return to content quickly. Reading aids like bullets, annotations, and arrows walk students through important facts and break up the material in short, engaging bites of information. Though brief, the Second Edition of this core book is still robust and current enough to provide everything that students need to be successful in their American Government course. Whether for the on-the-go student who doesn’t have time to read and digest a lengthy chapter, or for the instructor who wants a book that will stay out of their way and leave room for plenty of supplementary reading and activities, AmGov provides a perfectly simplified foundation for a successful American Government course.

 
CHAPTER 1: Politics and Citizenship
 
CHAPTER 2: The United States’ Founding
 
CHAPTER 3: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
 
CHAPTER 4: The Legislative Branch
 
CHAPTER 5: The Executive Branch
 
CHAPTER 6: The Judicial Branch
 
CHAPTER 7: Parties and Interest Groups
 
CHAPTER 8: Public Opinion, Campaigns, and Elections
 
CHAPTER 9: Media and Political Communication
 
CHAPTER 10: Domestic and Foreign Policy

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

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.
Student Study Site
edge.sagepub.com/amgov2e

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 AMGOV, SECOND EDITION

  • Annotations on the left keep students on target, giving them questions to guide their reading, points to remember, and succinct definitions and summaries.
  • Dig Deeper features direct students to additional online resources that they can easily access to expand their knowledge around key topics.
  • 10 Streamlined chapters break down the topical coverage into brief, skill-building learning modules and provide a detailed guide for understanding the basics of American government.
  • Color-coded tabs separate each chapter making it easy to skim, flip, revisit, reorient, and return to content quickly.
  • A spiral binding creates a resource that will lay flat for easy reference, helping students with hands-free reading and studying.
  • A conversational writing style that is fun to read keeps students engaged while still offering educationally valuable content.
  • Reading aids like bullets, annotations, and arrows walk students through important facts and breaks up the material in short, engaging bites of information.

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