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Ch 32: STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development

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Access this chapter to review the impact of science and technology on economic development. You can use these lessons and quizzes to prepare for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam.

STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter gets you ready for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam by allowing you to review the impact of science and technology on economic development. Our lessons will encourage you to get familiar with:

  • The free enterprise system, the free market and capitalism
  • How societies are shaped by science, technology and economic activity
  • Scientific and technological advances since 1945
  • Technological revolutions

Completing these engaging lessons will help you understand the role of science and technology in U.S. history. You can test what you know by taking our interactive quizzes. Additionally, our historical experts can answer any questions you have about the information in this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development
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What is the Free Enterprise System? - Definition & Examples

1. What is the Free Enterprise System? - Definition & Examples

Find out what a free enterprise system is and how you benefit as a consumer and business owner in this type of environment. Learn about some common examples of free enterprises.

How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

2. How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies

After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science, technology and economic activity have shaped human societies, from the agricultural revolution to the Industrial Revolution to the digital age. A short quiz will follow.

The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

3. The Advance of Science & Technology Since 1945: Developments & Impact

In this lesson, we explore just a few of the numerous advances and innovations made in the worlds of sciences and technology, from automobiles and televisions to computers and phones that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Science & Technology in the U.S. in the 1950s

4. Science & Technology in the U.S. in the 1950s

The 'Space Age' and the 'Atomic Age' are some of the words we use to categorize the 1950s. This lesson takes a look at some of the scientific achievements of that period, ranging from nuclear energy and rockets to DNA and vacuum cleaners.

Free Market: Definition, Advantages & Examples

5. Free Market: Definition, Advantages & Examples

This lesson explains what a free market system is, the basics of how it affects consumers and business owners, and offers some basic examples of businesses in a free market system.

Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations

6. Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations

Capitalism is an economic system that has played a dominant part in building the world in which we currently live. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key concepts of capitalism, as well as its limitations.

Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

7. Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we explore a few of the technological innovations that have helped create the 21st-century world and will likely change our world throughout the century.

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