We looked at dozens of texts before settling with delight on this volume for our American government curriculum. It provides exactly the kind of basic outline we need for a high school civics class.
Mr. Carson offers a broad perspective on the entire range of cultural and historical sources that lay behind America's constitutional government as it was being born. He also provides a thorough view of the historical events that have permitted our national government to become the Leviathan it is today. For a work that covers so much difficult and complex material, this book is astonishingly thorough, well-organized, and easy to read.