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Department of State: 22 Resources

Benefits of Trade: Costs of Protectionism examines how removing trade barriers through the World Trade Organization and other negotiations could help developing countries and lift millions of people around the world out of...  (Department of State)
Business & Trade features news and developments in business and international trade. Topics include alternative energy entrepreneurs, American Indians in business, Hispanic buying power, Group of...  (Department of State)
Country Background Notes provides factual descriptions of the world's independent states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Learn about the people, history, government, political conditions, economy, geography...  (Department of State)
Democracy in Brief gives a concise account of the intellectual origins, history, and basic values of democratic systems of government. The book examines topics such as rights and responsibilities of...  (Department of State)
E2: Energy x Entrepreneurial Spirit looks at entrepreneurial efforts to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy. Read profiles of entrepreneurs who are harnessing green technology to launch their businesses...  (Department of State)
Entrepreneur Shares Business Tips with African Women profiles entrepreneur and business consultant Rachel Allgood. In a webchat with African women, Allgood talks about the three most important traits for an entrepreneur: managing...  (Department of State)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business looks at small business's contribution to U.S. economic expansion, small business in U.S. history, government's role in encouraging small business, how U.S. bankruptcy laws encourage...  (Department of State)
Focus On: Intellectual Property Rights is a book of essays introducing concepts and issues around intellectual property rights: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and new forms of intellectual property. Learn...  (Department of State)
Future State is the U.S. State Department's website for youth. It offers lesson plans on terrorism, Vietnam, and the Cuban Missile Crisis and information about more than 50 international issues...  (Department of State)
Global Financial System: Six Experts Look at the Crisis examines conditions that led to what many consider the greatest worldwide economic crisis since the Great Depression: the financial crisis of 2008. Read the views of George Soros...  (Department of State)
Historians on America looks at 11 developments that altered the course of U.S. history: the trial of John Peter Zenger and the birth of freedom of the press, the Constitutional Convention (1787), George...  (Department of State)
How the United States Is Governed looks at national, state, and local governments in the U.S. Chapters focus on the federal government, state governments, local government, elections and the electoral process...  (Department of State)
Markets and Democracies explores questions debated by economic thinkers since the 1700s: What is the connection between markets and democracy? Is it possible to have free markets without democracy? Which...  (Department of State)
New Enterprise is a blog featuring pieces written by delegates at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship April 26-27, 2010. Read pieces by entrepreneurs, foundation staff who promote...  (Department of State)
Outline of the U.S. Economy examines the U.S. economy: its evolution, its products, and challenges of this century. Learn how our economy is affected by various factors: geography and infrastructure...  (Department of State)
Outline of U.S. History presents 15 chapters on U.S. history: early America, the colonial period, independence, formation of a national government, westward expansion and regional differences, sectional...  (Department of State)
Principles of Entrepreneurship describes the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, which is vital for stimulating economic growth and employment opportunities. Learn about the essentials for building and running a...  (Department of State)
The Challenges of Globalization examines the growing integration of economies and societies around the world and the changes resulting from increased international trade and cultural exchange...  (Department of State)
The Next New Thing explores innovation. Get ideas about how to innovate right now. Read about nanotechnology in energy, space flight, medicine, and environmental science; social networking used for...  (Department of State)
Upstart Startups: Photo Gallery provides snapshots of nine individuals who launched successful startup companies during their teens or 20s. Some are well known. Others are becoming better known every day...  (Department of State)
USA Economy In Brief is a 38-page booklet that explains the U.S. economy -- what it is, how it works, what affects it, and how it interacts with economies around the world...  (Department of State)
Venture Capital Meets Hi-Tech looks at high-tech start-up businesses and investors who have supported them. Learn how individuals have gone about starting up high-tech businesses and funding them. Find out about...  (Department of State)
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