This Update includes discussions about September 11th, the war on terrorism, and the midterm elections, and includes access to the new LongmanParticipate.com Version 2.0. This Update is the Tenth Edition of Government in America with new discussions inserted into the textwithout changing the page numbering. It gives students the most current and accurate portrait of their government with the least amount of disruption to instructors, since instructors using the Tenth Edition do not have to change their syllabi to use this Update. The currency of the book will help engage students in the text material and the discussions of September 11th will help to answer their questions about the ways in which the tragedy has impacted our lives and our system. Government in America continues to be a popular and accessible text, featuring a highly lauded politics matters focus that instructors can depend upon to engage students in the study of American government. Politics matters is a natural outgrowth of the text's long-standing emphasis on public policy: by emphasizing policy throughout, the authors illustrate to students the ways in which government has a direct impact on their lives and encourage them to see why the course material is so important to study, understand, and participate in.Edwards, George C., III is the author of 'Government in America People, Politics, and Policy', published 2003 under ISBN 9780321121752 and ISBN 0321121759.