Capitalism in the United States

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Read about the U.S. economy, from its development during colonial times to the dramatic events of recent years, and learn how it has shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

How the U.S. economy has grown and changed since the country's birth;

Why some people have argued for the U.S. government to place stricter regulations on businesses;

And how investing in ...

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Overview

Read about the U.S. economy, from its development during colonial times to the dramatic events of recent years, and learn how it has shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

How the U.S. economy has grown and changed since the country's birth;

Why some people have argued for the U.S. government to place stricter regulations on businesses;

And how investing in businesses can make some Americans incredibly wealthy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531281543
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,487,360
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene An Early Capitalist at Work 6

Chapter 1 Building American Capitalism 8

Chapter 2 Industry on the Rise 18

Chapter 3 Challenges to Capitalism 28

Chapter 4 New Challenges 38

Map of the Events What Happened Where? 52

The Story Continues What Comes Next? 54

Influential Individuals 56

Timeline 58

Living History 60

Resources 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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