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Ch 24: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century U.S. Economy

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This chapter of text and video lessons discusses the U.S. economy during the 20th century. Revisiting relevant topics before you take the Praxis Middle School Social Studies examination can help you provide accurate answers to test questions.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century U.S. Economy - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter's text and video lessons so that you can address the Praxis Middle School Social Studies examination's questions that have to do with economic policy and growth throughout the 20th century. Use the lessons to discover more about the actions the U.S. government takes to affect the economy and improve employment rates, and review some of the ways in which its fiscal policies can strengthen the economy. After you've completed the lessons, you might be capable of:

  • Defining economic policy and economic growth
  • Discussing the effects of research and technology on productivity
  • Understanding the origins of U.S. foreign policy
  • Explaining the methods by which the government protects the economy
  • Exploring the population density of urban and rural areas
  • Describing the environmental ramifications of urban land development
  • Explaining population aging and related global trends

The video lesson narrators are educators who often have advanced degrees in areas such as English, psychology and environmental science. Whether in text or video format, all of the lessons contain detailed transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes. Although studying the lessons can be as easy as logging into your mobile device, you can also print out your quiz results in the form of worksheets and refer to them at your convenience.

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 20th Century U.S. Economy
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What is Economic Policy? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Economic Policy? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss the term economic policy. We'll then look at the functions of economic policy, as well as the goals government use when implementing policy.

What is Economic Growth? - Definition, Theory & Impact

2. What is Economic Growth? - Definition, Theory & Impact

How do we measure and explain economic growth? This lesson will go through the various theories of economic growth which all try to explain how a country continues to increase production.

How Technology, Research & Development Affect Productivity

3. How Technology, Research & Development Affect Productivity

Economists consider productivity to be a nation's long-run growth engine. This lesson explores the connection between technology, research & development, and productivity, using real-world examples.

A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

4. A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

The collapse of the Soviet Union and the 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States have caused fundamental changes to U.S. foreign policy. In this lesson, you'll be provided a brief overview of U.S. foreign policy during and after the Cold War.

How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy

5. How the Government Protects the U.S. Economy

The following lesson will cover the ways in which the government protects the U.S. economy and ensures stable economic growth. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

6. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

7. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

Population Aging: How a Population's Age Structure Changes

8. Population Aging: How a Population's Age Structure Changes

This lesson explores what it means for a population to start aging. In addition, we'll also explore the primary mechanisms of what ages a population and how this influences the ratio of workers to non-workers.

Global Trends in an Aging Population

9. Global Trends in an Aging Population

In this lesson we look at global trends that are occurring with the elderly, as well as specific issues that affect industrialized and developing nations. Lastly, we look at how culture is affected by all of this.

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