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The History of Technology in America
A look at the development of American technology.
# 135934 | 2,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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The following paper is a report to Congress by the Center for American Technological Progress. The paper runs through the history of American technology, placing much of the focus upon the eventful nineteenth century when the United States when from a predominantly agrarian society to one that, as the century drew to a close, was poised to supplant Great Britain as the dominant industrial power on the planet. The next several pages not only explores the formative years of American technological innovation, but also addresses how the "American system" - the reverence for intellectual property rights, the constitutional checks and balances, the absence of an ossified social hierarchy, the de-centralization of power - made it possible for America to catapult itself into the vanguard of industrial nations while other countries, Russia, assorted Eastern European lands, and Japan languished far in arrears. In the end, the paper concludes that the United States became - and remains - a dominant global technological power because America cherishes free enterprise, encourages dynamism and creativity, has a proud tradition of patent protection, and - whatever its foibles - has a constitution in place that prevents autocracy and authoritarian inefficiency from taking root. The paper asserts that the historical lesson for the United States is that the nation's institutions are worth cherishing - and that America must continue to forcefully protect intellectual property rights at home and abroad.

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"The following paper is a report to Congress by the Center for American Technological Progress. The paper will, as time permits, run through the history of American technology, placing much of the focus upon the eventful nineteenth century when the United States when from a predominantly agrarian society to one that, as the century drew to a close, was poised to supplant Great Britain as the dominant industrial power on the planet. The next several pages will not only explore the formative years of American technological innovation, but will also..."

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