U.S. Government Volume 1 includes lessons 1 - 9 from this highly interactive learning enhancement tool that introduces students to the institutions and processes of American government and politics, relating essential facts while provoking critical thought. This learning tool incorporates short, issue-oriented video documentaries and Virtual Roundtables with panels of national experts that confront students with competing political ideas and values. Lesson elements are focused on helping students understand how participation in the political process affects their lives. Through interactive activities and focused text essays, students are guided through the concepts and evolution of : Roots of American Government, American Political Culture, The U.S. Constitution, Federalism, Congress, The Presidency, The Judiciary, The Bureaucracy, and Political Parties. Colleges and universities have the option to license full course material that will integrate into any learning management system.