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Special Feature Links

Use the links below to find more information on the special features in this chapter and to explore related topics.

Citizenship Today: Free Speech

The First Amendment Center http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/
Web site of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Provides links to news stories and opinion about freedom of speech and First Amendment.

Charters of Freedom http://www.archives.gov/ national-archives-experience/ charters/ charters.html
Explore the documents that are the foundation of the U.S. government, including the First Amendment to the Constitution. From the National Archives.


Technology of the Time: Artillery


Economics in History: Free Enterprise

An Outline of the American Economy http://odur.let.rug.nl/ ~usa/ ECO/ 1991/ ch2_p1.htm
A clear and concise discussion of the American version of free enterprise and the structure of the U.S. economy. Includes detailed descriptions of the government role in the economy and the ways in which American businesses are structured

Biography of Adam Smith http://odur.let.rug.nl/ ~usa/ B/asmith/ adams1.htm
A biography of 18th-century Scottish political economist Adam Smith, who conceived the idea of free enterprise as the most efficient and fair economic system.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations http://geolib.com/ smith.adam/ woncont.html
Electronic edition of Adam Smith's seminal work, often referred to as simply the Wealth of Nations, which developed the idea of free enterprise as an economic system that was superior to the mercantilism of Smith's time.