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America’s Economy Mobile App offers real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on...  (U.S. Census Bureau)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress) is the official business link to the U.S. government, and focuses on what you need to know to start or expand a business. Learn about writing a business plan, business zoning, online...  (Small Business Administration)
Paterson, New Jersey: America's Silk City examines conditions that led to the famous 1913 strike in a city that produced nearly half the U.S.'s manufactured silk. Conflicts between labor and management increased in the U.S...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
Two American Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney features the life stories of two business people who lived the American Dream and who helped make that dream a reality for others in their communities. It tells how Walker, an African...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World is an online companion to film documentary on a man who was fond of saying "The man who dies rich, dies disgraced." Carnegie amassed a fortune, then gave it away. Millions of dollars...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Grant-Kohrs Ranch commemorates America's frontier cattle era. The ranch—located north of Yellowstone in Deer Lodge, Montana—is among the best surviving examples of an economic strategy based on the...  (National Park Service)
Hopewell Furnace: A Pennsylvania Iron-making Plantation tells the story of one of the 65 small ironworks operating in southeast Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. The Hopewell Furnace, located in forested hills and valleys along...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Tupperware offers insights into U.S. history: our economy after World War II, the plastics industry, direct selling and business history, women in society and the workplace, the rise of American...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry provides a selection of more than 500 letters, lectures, photos, articles, and sound recordings related to the birth of the recording industry. Hear auctioneers, animal calls, musical...  (Library of Congress)
The Penniman House: A Whaling Story focuses on one of the most successful whaling captains in New England. Edward Penniman was 11 in 1842 when he signed on as cook on a schooner. Years later, as a captain, he set sail...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Henry Luce is the companion website for a film about the missionary's son who founded Time and Life magazines and became, in the late 1930s, America's most powerful mass...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
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)
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)
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)
Competency Model Clearinghouse presents "competency models" -- collections of competencies that together define successful performance in particular work settings -- for more than a dozen industries. Industries...  (Department of Labor)
Small Business Administration offers 30-minute courses on how to start a business, develop a business plan, find start-up funding, assess financial needs, manage cash flow, conduct a marketing analysis, build your...  (Small Business Administration)
Building America's Industrial Revolution: The Boott Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts features one of the oldest surviving textile mill complexes in the U.S. Learn how technology revolutionized the textile-manufacturing industry, and, in turn, affected mill...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Saugus Iron Works: Life and Work at an Early American Industrial Site examines life and work at the first successful integrated ironmaking plant in colonial America (from 1646 until 1668, 10 miles north of Boston)...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: A Moravian Settlement in Colonial America looks at this area (along the Lehigh River) that became the center of industry and community for Moravians, a Protestant group that migrated to colonial America seeking opportunity and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Wheat Farms, Flour Mills, and Railroads: A Web of Interdependence examines those three industries as they evolved together in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and North Dakota during the late 1800s. The three depended on each other for success and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
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)
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)
You Are Here provides lessons on advertising, marketing, scams, protecting personal information, and other consumer concepts. Visit the virtual mall to learn about business competition, supply and...  (Federal Trade Commission)
The Branding of America offers thumbnail histories of nearly 30 well-known brand names associated with soft drinks, potatoes, cereal, fruit, airplanes, buses, pianos, sewing machines, jeans, shoes, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Emergence of Advertising in America presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the U.S. Materials include cookbooks, photographs of billboards, print advertisements, trade cards...  (Library of Congress)
Coca-Cola Television Advertisements presents TV commercials, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage that together reflect the historical development of TV advertising for a major product. Ads include the 1971...  (Library of Congress)
Roadside Attractions is a lesson in which students examine five examples of roadside architecture built in the 1920s and 30s to catch the eye of passing motorists. They include the Teapot Dome Service...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Virtual Trade Mission looks at the challenges and opportunities presented by a global economy. Multimedia experiential learning programs provide participants in schools, workplace learning centers, and...  (Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration)

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