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American Government
American Government provides a complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system that supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.


The American Government Team

Advisory Board
Jeremy Gypton, MA
John R. Vile, PhD
Connie Williams, MLS

Editorial
Judy Fay, Director, Editorial (Electronic)
Nita Lang, Assistant Managing Editor
Jennifer Hutchinson, Allen Raichelle, Lauren Thomas, Renee Dubie, Zachary Klimecki, Alesandra Rigonati, and Mark Strong, Editors
James Dare, Ellen Rasmussen, Allison Nadeau, and Karen Morris, Media Editors
Kevin Hillstrom, Jessica Gribble Acquisitions Editors

Technical
Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Terry Buss, Technical Project Manager
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems

Master Teachers
Jeremy Gypton is a veteran educator with more than 14 years of experience in the classroom and as an administrator. His specialties are social studies curriculum and instruction, teacher coaching, and technology integration. During 11 years in the classroom, he taught both AP U.S. history and U.S. government and politics, dual enrollment American history, and developed several history electives, including a semester-long World War II and the Holocaust course. He has also served as an assistant principal at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona. Jeremy currently plans and manages professional development programs for teachers of American history, government, and civics in public, private, charter, and parochial schools for grades K–12.

Krister Swanson is a teacher at Thousand Oaks High School, located in Thousand Oaks, California. He instructs students in the varied topics of American history, literature, and government, as well as economics. Swanson received his BA in economics and history and his MA in educational administration from California Lutheran University. Additionally, Swanson received his MA and PhD in U.S. history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He previously taught at Valenica High School, where he was the social studies department chair, and at Arroyo Seco Junior High School, where he was the history department chair. In 2009, he served on the curriculum planning committee for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's Air Force One Discovery Center.

Krista Dornbush is a social studies instructor for the Huntington Beach Union High School District in southern California. Dornbush received her BA in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her MS in instructional design and technology from California State University, Fullerton. Beyond being an instructor, Dornbush also authors educational material for students, including Kaplan's preparation guides for advanced placement U.S. history. She was also coauthor and consultant for McGraw-Hill's ONBoard course in U.S. history, a computer program dedicated to advanced placement studies. In addition, Dornbush is the chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Western Region for the College Board.

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Foundations of American Government—National Archives
Legislative Branch—Lunamarina/Dreamstime
Executive Branch—Ffooter/Dreamstime
Judicial Branch—350jb/Dreamstime.com
Rights and Liberties—Library of Congress
Political Behavior—iStockPhoto.com
Domestic and Foreign Policy—Library of Congress
Political and Economic Systems—Almoond/Dreamstime
State and Local Government—Camerashots/Dreamstime