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Government Regulation: Crash Course Government #47

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Government Regulation: Crash Course Government #47


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In this video, we're going to look at government regulation. We're going to talk about the government's goals for the U.S. economy and the policies it employs to achieve those goals. Ever since the New Deal, we've seen an increased role of the government within the economy--even with the deregulation initiatives of President Carter and Reagan in the '80s.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
4 ) Describe the role of government in a market economy, including promoting and securing competition, protecting private property rights, promoting equity, providing public goods and services, resolving externalities and other market failures, and stabilizing growth in the economy.

•  Explaining how government regulation and deregulation policies affect consumers and producers
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Strand: Economics, Civics and Government
Course Title: Economics
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Classify government activities as specific examples of the government's role in the economy.
  • Explain how specific government actions impact economic growth.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • positive externalities (spillover benefits)
  • negative externalities (spillover costs)
  • public goods and services
  • tragedy of the commons
Students know:
  • The roles of government in a market economy.
  • The purpose of each of the government's roles in a market economy.
  • How to identify examples of the government acting in each of its roles in a market economy.
  • The different types of market failures.
Students are able to:
  • Identify the ways in which governments, including the United States government, participate in the economy.
  • Determine the impact of government actions in the market.
Students understand that:
  • There are specific causes market failures.
  • Government action can sometimes correct for failures of private markets.
  • Government actions impact the market.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.E.AAS.12.4- Recognize the role of the government in a market economy; recognize examples of how the government is involved in the economy.
SS.E.AAS.12.4a- Classify government activities as specific examples of the government's role in the economy.

Tags: economy, New Deal, President Carter, President Reagan, regulation and deregulation policies
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Author: Ginger Boyd