eBook American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Cynthia L. Clark
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  • ISBN-10: 1598844628
  • ISBN-13: 9781598844627
  • DDC: 330.973003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1257 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

This comprehensive compilation of short entries, longer topical essays, and primary source documents chronicles the historical development of the United States from an economic perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Short Entries.
List of Essays and Primary Source Documents.
Acknowledgments.
A Note on Using the Encyclopedia.
Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
1: A&M Records v. Napster Inc. (2001).
2: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
3: Advanced Technology Office (ATO).
4: Affirmative Action.
5: Affluence.
6: Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.
7: Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) Colleges.
8: Agricultural Credit Act of 1987.
9: Agricultural Credit Improvement Act of 1992.
10: Agricultural Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).
11: Agricultural Policy.
12: Agricultural Programs Adjustment Act of 1984.
13: Aid to Dependent Children (ADC).
14: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
15: Alaska.
16: Aldrich-Vreeland Act (1908).
17: Alliance for Progress.
18: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
19: American Economic Association (AEA).
20: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
21: American Inventors Protection Act of 1999.
22: American Revolution (1775–1783).
23: American Stock Exchange (AMEX).
24: American System.
25: Antidumping.
26: Anti-Imperialist League.
27: Antitrust Suits.
28: Antiunion Policies.
29: Arab Oil Embargo (1973–1974).
30: Articles of Confederation (1777–1789).
31: Automobile.
32: Aviation.
33: Baby Boom.
34: Bacon, Nathaniel (1647–1676).
35: Bacon's Rebellion (1676).
36: Bakke v. Board of Regents of California (June 28, 1978).
37: Balance of Payments.
38: Balance of Trade.
39: Bank Failures.
40: Banking Act (1933).
41: Banking System.
42: Bank of the United States (BUS), First: 1791–1811.
43: Bank of the United States (BUS), Second: 1816–1836.
44: Bank Protection Act (1968).
45: Beard, Charles Austin (1874–1949).
46: Berlin Wall.
47: Biddle, Nicholas (1786–1844).
48: Bison (Buffalo).
49: Bland-Allison Act (1878).
50: Block Grants.
51: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
52: Bond Sales.
53: Bonus March (1932).
54: Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773).
55: Boxer Rebellion (1898–1900).
56: Boycotts, Colonial.
57: Bretton Woods Agreement (1945).
58: Budget and Accounting Act of 1921.
59: Budget Deficits and Surpluses.
60: Bunau-Varilla, Philippe Jean (1859–1940).
61: Bureau of Corporations.
62: Bureau of Freedmen, Refugees, and Abandoned Lands.
63: Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
64: Bush, George Herbert Walker (1924–).
65: Bush, George W. (1946–).
66: Business.
67: Canada, Invasion of (1812–1813).
68: Capitalism.
69: Captains of Industry.
70: Carey Act (1894).
71: Carnegie, Andrew (1835–1919).
72: Carpetbaggers.
73: Census.
74: Central Treaty Organization (CENTO).
75: Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837).
76: Checkers Speech (September 23, 1952).
77: Checks and Balances.
78: Child Labor.
79: China.
80: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
81: Civil Rights Act of 1968.
82: Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968).
83: Civil Works Administration (CWA).
84: Class.
85: Clay, Henry (1777–1852).
86: Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914).
87: Cleveland, Grover (1837–1908).
88: Clinton, William Jefferson (1946–).
89: Cohens v. Virginia (1821).
90: Coin's Financial School (1894).
91: Cold War (1947–1991).
92: Colonial Administration.
93: Commission Government.
94: Committee on the Conduct of the War (CCW).
95: Commonwealth v. Hunt (March 1842).
96: Communism.
97: Community Action Programs.
98: Company Towns.
99: Computer.
100: Confiscation Acts (1861–1864).
101: Congress.
102: Conservation.
103: Constitution (1787).
104: Consumer Price Index (CPI).
105: Consumer Spending.
106: Continental Congress.
107: Continental Impost.
108: Continental System.
109: Convict Lease.
110: Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (CoCom).
111: Corruption.
112: Cotton.
113: Council-Manager Government.
114: Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
115: Coxey's Army (April 1894).
116: Credit.
117: Crédit Mobilier.
118: Crime.
119: Cuba.
120: Currency Act (1764).
121: Currency Act of 1900.
122: Dams, Construction of.
123: Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819).
124: Dawes Plan.
125: Dawes Severalty Act (1887).
126: Debs, Eugene Victor (1855–1926).
127: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
128: Defense Plant Corporation (DPC).
129: Defense Sciences.
130: Deficit Spending.
131: DeLima v. Bidwell (1901).
132: Democracy.
133: Democratic Party.
134: Depression of the 1890s.
135: Depressions.
136: Deregulation.
137: Desert Land Act (1877).
138: Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
139: Dingley Tariff (1897).
140: Disarmament.
141: Disaster Assistance Act of 1988.
142: Disease.
143: Distribution Act (1836).
144: Divorce.
145: Dollar Diplomacy.
146: Dominican Republic.
147: Dow Jones Industrial Average.
148: Downes v. Bidwell (1901).
149: Dust Bowl.
150: Earnings.
151: Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA).
152: Economic Indicators.
153: Economic Interpretation of the Constitution (1913).
154: Economic Liberalism.
155: Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
156: Economic Stabilization Act of 1970.
157: Economy Act (1933).
158: Ecosocialism.
159: Edison, Thomas Alva (1847–1931).
160: Education.
161: Electricity.
162: Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce).
163: Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863).
164: Embargoes.
165: Embargo of 1807.
166: Emergency Price Control Act (1942).
167: Employment Act of 1946.
168: Energy.
169: Energy Crisis.
170: Entitlement Programs.
171: Environment.
172: Equal Pay Act of 1963.
173: Export Control Act (1949).
174: Family Assistance Plan (FAP).
175: Farm Credit Amendments Act of 1985.
176: Farm Credit System Reform Act of 1996.
177: Farm Crisis of 1982.
178: Farm Disaster Assistance Act of 1987.
179: Farmer Mac Reform Act of 1995.
180: Farm Security Administration (FSA).
181: Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (FAIR Act of 1996).
182: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac).
183: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
184: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
185: Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA).
186: Federal Highway Act of 1956.
187: Federalist Papers (1787–1788).
188: Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae).
189: Federal Reserve Act (Owen-Glass Act) of 1913.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Essays.
2: Advertising.
3: Agricultural Policy.
4: Antitrust Legislation.
5: Banking.
6: Big Business and Government Relationships.
7: Communications.
8: Currency.
9: Economic Theories.
10: Education.
11: Energy Policy.
12: Federal Reserve Bank.
13: Foreign Policy.
14: Government Domestic Economic Policies.
15: Immigration Policy.
16: Insurance.
17: Intellectual Property.
18: Judiciary.
19: Labor.
20: Land Policies.
21: Law.
22: Monetary Policy.
23: Money Laundering.
24: Science and Technology.
25: Slavery.
26: Stock Market.
27: Taxation.
28: Trade Policy.
29: Transportation Policy.
30: Urbanization.
31: War.
32: Welfare State.
33: Primary Source Documents.
34: Ordinance of the Northwest Territory (1787).
35: Report on the Subject of Manufactures (1791).
36: Treaty between the United States of America and the French Republic with Conventions (Louisiana Purchase, 1803).
37: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848).
38: Gadsden Purchase Treaty (1853).
39: Homestead Act (1862).
40: Emancipation Proclamation (1863).
41: Timber Culture Act (1873).
42: Timber and Stone Culture Act (1878).
43: Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890).
44: Panama Canal Treaty of 1903.
45: Federal Reserve Act (1913).
46: Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914).
47: Federal Trade Commission (1915).
48: Franklin D. Roosevelt on Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1932).
49: Herbert Hoover's Response to Franklin D. Roosevelt on Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1932).
50: Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Speech (1964).
51: Panama Canal Treaty of 1977.
52: Ronald Reagan's Remarks and a Question and Answer Session with Reporters on the Air Traffic Controllers' Strike (1981).
53: Byron L. Dorgan's Senate Speech Opposing Financial Services Modernization Act (Gramm-Leach-Bliley) (1999).
54: Economic Stimulus Act of 2008.
55: New York Fed's Summary of Financing Agreement of JPMorgan Chase's Acquisition of Bear Sterns (2008).
56: U.S. Treasury Fact Sheet on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Bailout (2008).
57: AIG's Statement on Bailout Agreement with New York Federal Reserve (2008).
58: George W. Bush's “Our Economy Is in Danger” Speech (2008).
59: George W. Bush's Speech on Efforts to Restore Economic Stability (2008).
60: Statement of Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. on Actions to Protect the U.S. Economy (2008).
61: U.S. Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson's Remarks on Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) (2008).
62: Federal Reserve Governor Randall S. Kroszner's “The Community Reinvestment Act and the Recent Mortgage Crisis” Speech (2008).
63: Barack Obama's Remarks on Recovery Act of 2009.
64: Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech on Economic Crisis and Recovery Efforts (2009).
65: Barack Obama's Remarks on the American Automotive Industry Bailout (2009).
Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.