American Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology

American Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology

Language: English

Pages: 695

ISBN: 1610696972

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Covering figures, events, policies, and organizations, this comprehensive reference tool enhances readers' appreciation of the role economics has played in U.S. history since 1776.

• Emphasizes an understanding of economics rather than of history that happens to touch on an economic event

• Opens with an overview that succinctly outlines U.S. economic history, preparing the reader to better understand and use the dictionary entries

• Provides comprehensive, integrated backgrounds on the most important innovations in U.S. economic history

• Gives readers a full picture of economic developments in the new economy by covering subjects such as the growth of Silicon Valley during the information revolution of the late 20th and early 21st centuries

• Ties people, places, and issues to innovations, helping students put technological change into a broader context

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the meeting. The Annapolis Convention convened on September 11, 1786. They discussed a variety of problems, including obstacles to interstate trade and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, but their most important proposal was to hold a general meeting of all the states to meet in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to consider the question of constitutional revision. Alexander Hamilton* of New York, who was committed to the creation of a much stronger central government, took the lead

the horizon. An American negotiating team went to Mexico, where discussions took place on the Calle Bucareli. Mexico agreed to honor American claims dating back to 1868 if the United States would extend recognition to the Obregon government and recognize Mexican title to all subsurface minerals. The treaty was signed by both parties, and on August 31, 1923, the United States and Mexico resumed diplomatic relations. References Howard F. Cline, The United States and Mexico, 1953. L. Ethan Ellis,

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