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American Enterprise

American Enterprise Exhibit

American Enterprise chronicles the tumultuous interaction of capitalism and democracy that resulted in the continual remaking of American business—and American life. 

How does American business affect you? How and why has it changed since the United States began? Come explore stories of business men and women who have changed the world. See hundreds of intriguing objects that illustrate transformations in society. Think about how Americans have mixed capitalism and democracy, in an effort to balance individual opportunity and the common good.

Come to the National Museum of American History to see the exhibition in person or visit the exhibition website to learn more about it through stories, activities and videos.

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