Welcome to the Companion Website!

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for American Government, 1e Brief.

The SAGE edge site for American Government by Scott Abernathy offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience. 

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In American Government: Stories of a Nation, 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 Brief Edition, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full version, giving your students the information they need--and the stories they relate to--in a more concise, value-oriented package.


We gratefully acknowledge Scott Abernathy for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Jeneen Hobby, Cleveland State University; Andrew Levin, Harper College; Nick Pyeatt, Penn State Altoona; John Seymour, El Paso Community College; and Theresa Marchant-Shapiro, Southern Connecticut State University for developing the ancillaries on this site.