With free chapter tests at the end of the book this Brief Study Edition is sure to improve student grades while the text's highly lauded politics matters theme engages them in the study of our government. The Study Edition continues to provide free chapter tests at the end of the book and offers two new exciting features in this edition. A new Issues of the Times feature presents students with articles from The New York Times about controversies facing our nation today. Students are asked to think critically about the issues, and encouraged to see how politics and the news media affect them. New Get Connected end-of-chapter exercises ask students to get connected to their political system through the Internet by investigating hot political issues and evaluating their own positions on these topics. These new features are extensions of the text's long-standing politics matters theme. Through a variety of text features and a strong emphasis on public policy, Government in America shows students the impact that government has on their daily lives, encouraging them to see how vitally important it is to study, understand, and participate in our political system.Edwards, George C., III is the author of 'Government in America People, Politics, and Policy' with ISBN 9780321195036 and ISBN 0321195035.