History of Business

  • The Wealth of Nations

    Adam Smith writes the book, "Wealth of Nations" and starts the idea of laissez faire - let people do as they choose
  • Levi Strauss

    Levi Strauss invents jeans which makes him rich and provides many people with tough clothing.
  • Levi Strauss perfects his invention

    Levi and his tailor make jeans stronger and more comfortable
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford introduces the assembly line
  • Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal opens
  • Television

    The first television broadcast
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland opens for public use
  • Wal-Mart

    The first Wal-Mart opens
  • Southwest Airlines

    Southwest Airlines begins flying
  • Calvin Coolidge

    President Coolidge declares that, "the chief business of the American people is business"