ABC-CLIO American Government

The United States is deeply divided on issues like national security, civil rights, immigration, and health care reform. American Government not only provides quick access to reliable sources on these subjects, but also fosters information literacy on our country's government—knowledge of which is essential for the success of any student regardless of age or grade level. American Government is aligned to state and national standards and major textbooks, with curricular elements organized by topic, including the three branches of government; rights and liberties; and state, national, and international systems. Users can learn from a wealth of short biographies, videos, quotes, and authoritative primary source documents. The Idea Exchange section offers informative, scholarly essays on topics that are mainstays of community college and undergraduate assignments. Additionally, this latest version is now integrated with 12 other online resources, enabling easy cross-searching and more comprehensive understanding of subject matter.

Contains more than 13,000 primary and secondary sources, including 1,200 documents, 4,000 images, 250 maps, and 250 audio/video recordings.

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