Welcome to the SAGE companion site for American Government, Second Edition!

In American Government: Stories of a Nation, Second Edition, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities, the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. His storytelling approach brings the core concepts of government to life, making them meaningful and memorable, and allowing all students to see themselves reflected in the pages. For the new edition of Brief, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full 3rd Edition version, giving your students the information they need--and the stories they relate to--in a more concise, value-oriented package.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Scott F. Abernathy for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to GW, Inc. for developing the resources on this site.