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United States Economic History

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Course No: ECON.3250;

Course Description

The evolution of institutions and their functions, and sources of economic development. The contributions of railroads, agricultural population growth, immigration, capital formation and technological progress to economic development. Other areas addressed: rapid industrialization and antitrust laws; evolution of financial institutions, the creation of the Federal Reserve System, crash of 1929, the depression of the 1930s, the New Deal and various banking acts, the labor movement, the growth of international trade.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 pre-req
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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