Features and Benefits

  • Clear. Accessible. Up-to-date. Updated annually, with the latest research and statistics, Magruder's American Government presents a clear, engaging narrative that makes the subject of government accessible to students of all abilities.
  • Relevant to students. "The Impact on You" highlights how government directly affects students. "You Can Make a Difference" scenarios provide examples of student activism with follow-up student activities that examine the process for creating change.
  • "The Living Constitution" uses timelines to illustrate the changes in government over time.
  • "Close Up on the Supreme Court" and "Close Up on Primary Sources" features in the text also provide topics for class discussion.
  • Prentice Hall joins forces with Close Up Foundation, America's largest civic education organization, to give students access to innovative resources that demostrate how government influences their lives.