lesson 5

The Intersection of Business and Government: Is it “Free” Enterprise?

Leader’s Guide — Tips and instructions for teachers

Pre-Test — Test your current knowledge before starting the curriculum


Is our free enterprise system in the United States truly free? Has government regulated the system excessively? In this lesson you’ll learn the role of government and how it interacts with business.  Take our quiz at the end to test your knowledge of this lesson and then decide if you believe government has over regulated our economy.

5.1 The Historic Role of Government

Need a basic civics refresher? Watch this short video on how Congress works.

5.2 Understanding Business Regulations

5.3 The Effects of Business Regulation

It’s no secret federal regulations have an impact on our free enterprise system. What about the federal debt? Here’s something to consider, take a minute and watch this video.


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