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Ch 52: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 15.3: Deficits & the National Debt

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The Deficits & the National Debt chapter of this Holt McDougal Economics Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with deficits and the national debt. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Deficits & the National Debt textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Deficits & the National Debt chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the deficit and national debt topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Keynesian economics
  • Government securities
  • National debt categories
  • How budget surpluses are used
  • Causes of budget deficits

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5 Lessons in Chapter 52: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 15.3: Deficits & the National Debt
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What is a Budget Deficit? - Definition, Causes & History

1. What is a Budget Deficit? - Definition, Causes & History

Budget deficits are an important policy issue facing the United States. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a budget deficit is, its causes and its history in the United History. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz.

Budget Surplus: Definition & Overview

2. Budget Surplus: Definition & Overview

Budget surpluses provide opportunities for those individuals and organizations that have them. In this lesson, you'll learn what a budget surplus is and some related concepts. You'll also have a chance to take a quiz after the lesson.

What is National Debt? - Definition, Effects & History

3. What is National Debt? - Definition, Effects & History

National debt is the total amount owed by a government to its creditors. National debt plays a crucial role in a country's financial system. Learn about this and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Government Securities: Definition, Types & Examples

4. Government Securities: Definition, Types & Examples

Governments need money to operate and, just like people and businesses, they will borrow money when needed. In this lesson, you'll learn about government securities.

Short-Term GDP and National Debt: Keynes' Theory

5. Short-Term GDP and National Debt: Keynes' Theory

Discover the tension fiscal authorities face between the two equally rewarding goals of reducing the national debt and maintaining a growing economy in the short term. This lesson explains the tension from the Keynesian point of view.

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