Welcome to the SAGE edge site for 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.

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


We gratefully acknowledge Christine Barbour for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Alicia Fisher of California State University, Fullerton for developing the resources on this site.