Social Science, Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Creative Commons Attribution

Education Standards

American Government


American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

Senior Contributing Authors

Glen Krutz (Content Lead), University of Oklahoma

Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

Unit 2
Students and the System
Unit 3
Individual Agency and Action
Unit 4
Toward Collective Action: Mediating Institutions
Unit 5
Delivering Collective Action: Formal Institutions
Unit 6
The Outputs of Government