U.S. Business History

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    Atlantic World Trade

  • South Sea Bubble

  • Begininning of Industrial Revolution

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    Trade Embargo with Great Britain

  • U.S. Declares Independance form Great Britain

  • First U.S. bank chartered

  • Alexander Hamilton appointed first Secretary of the Treasury

  • NYSE Created

  • Eli Whitney invents the Cotton Gin

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    Plantation Economy

  • Development of the Steam Engine

  • Slave Trade becomes illegal

  • Slavery Abolished

  • U.S. become world's leading manufacturer

  • Panic of 1893

  • Federal Reserve is formed

  • Ford Introduces the Assembly Line

  • Panama Canal Opens

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  • Stock Market Crash

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    Great Depression

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    World War II

  • President Roosevelt signs the GI Bill

  • Post WWII Consumerism

  • Wage Stagnation Begins

  • Berlin Wall Falls