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Leonidas Polk and the Farmers' Alliance
In North Carolina in the New South, page 7.3
Speech given by Leonidas L. Polk before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, 1890. Polk provided data showing the decline in farmers' wealth since the Civil War, argued that this decline was not the farmers' fault, and asked the Senate to enact laws that would help farmers. Includes historical commentary and explanations of some of the economic principles discussed (including supply and demand).
Format: speech/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
North Carolina in the New South
Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the decades after the Civil War (1870–1900). Topics include changes in agriculture, the growth of cities and industry, the experiences of farmers and mill workers, education, cultural changes, politics and political activism, and the Wilmington Race Riot.
Format: book (multiple pages)

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The International Monetary Fund: Information and Interactive Stories for Students
Information and choose your scenario stories that help students understand why the world needs the IMF, what it does, who works for this organization, and what it can do to help a country's economy get back on track. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: International Monetary Fund
Treasury's Learning Vault
At the United States Department of Treasury Education website, “you can learn all about the history of the Treasury Department, its role in the Federal government, and its mission to serve you.”This site includes answers to frequently asked questions... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: United States Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Information on United States accounting and budget; currency and coins; financial markets; small business; taxes; law enforcement; international information and more. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: United States Department of Treasury