Introduce your student to the extraordinary foundations of the documents and structures that govern American life. In the third edition of American Government Student Text, your student will explore the essential features of American government, from its historical and scriptural foundations to detailed analysis of its inner workings. The text provides an overview of changes and developments in our government, with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and current events. This edition contains a new chapter on state and local governments, as well as Christian worldview boxes designed to help students think scripturally and critically about governmental issues—so important today! The text is organized for use in either a one- or two-semester course, so you can adapt it to your student's learning timetable.