Some people have blamed the economic problems of the 1970s and 1980s on competition between foreign goods and American-made goods. How significant is this competition?

Students can start to answer this question by examining the labels in their clothing and on their favorite products at home.

Where Does My Clothing Come From?

Shoes/Sneakers

Shirt

Pants

Jacket/Coat

Phone/MP3 player

For Homework – Where Do My Family’s “Things” Come From?

Make a list of your families audio and video equipment, cars or kitchen appliances. Try to uncover where each of these things was manufactured.

Car

Television

Radios

VCR

Computer

Video Game

Audio System

Camera

Video Camera

Microwave

Air Conditioner

Other items

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