Essentials of American Government Continuity and Change 2006 Edition · Election Update Karen O'Connor · Larry J. SabatoWritten with the belief that students must first understand how American government has evolved to fully understand our nation and the issues facing it today, the 2006 Election Update of Essentials of American Government: Continuity and Change continues to offer students a rich historical perspective complemented by complete coverage of the 2006 midterm elections and the most up-to-date scholarship available in any text for the American government course.NEW TO THIS EDITION In-depth and updated coverage throughout of the 2006 midterm campaigns and elections, the war in Iraq, the latest Supreme Court decisions, an analysis of "Red and Blue" America, the changing role of the media, and topics that have been subject to ongoing, impassioned debates, such as the assault weapons ban, gay rights, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, and affirmative action. New The Living Constitution boxes appear in every chapter. These boxes excerpt and explain a portion of the Constitution relevant to that chapter's topic and examine why that article, section, or amendment was important to the Framers and continues to be important today. An Annotated Constitution of the United States appears between Chapters 2 and 3. The Constitution is integrated with a detailed primer that examines the meaning and context of its most significant language. This feature helps give students a deep understanding of what the Constitution says, why it includes the text it does, and what role this seminal document plays in our lives today. On Campus boxes now appear in most chapters and continue to focus on the political issues of greatest interest to college students.MyPoliSciLabWelcome to MyPoliSciLab, where participation leads to action!MyPoliSciLab is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive online solution for the introduction to American government course. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or completely administer an online course, MyPoliSciLab combines multimedia, tutorials, simulations, tests, and quizzes to make teaching and learning fun!What Students Are Saying About Online Exams and Quizzes:"I love it. I keep trying until I get a perfect grade and after a couple of times you know the content like the back of your hand!""I liked being able to view the results of the quizzes immediately instead of having to wait for them to be graded by the instructor."What Students Are Saying About Online Activities:"The activities were my favorite part of the course. They took a different approach to an interesting subject and made it more applicable to real-life situations. This made the subject seem even more real than before.""I think they are a great tool to get students to interact with the material in a way you couldn't really do in class."Visit us at www.ablongman.com/polisciSabato, Larry J. is the author of 'Essentials of American Government 2008 Continuity and Change', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205526833 and ISBN 0205526837.