Corrected development history of the United States

21 Mar

What if US development happened in line with approaches today? Here would be some landmarks along the way to success:

July 4, 1776

“We hold these time-bound Development Goals to be self-evident”

1789

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper ratified by the 13 states

1789-1861

Development takes off based on micro-credit to women to produce handicrafts

January 1, 1863

Lincoln issues Proclamation on Mainstreaming Non-Coercive Labor Practices

1865

US Civil War ended by international humanitarian campaign #LEE1865: rebel warlord to face the International Criminal Court.

1865-1877

Postwar Reconstruction led by Toms Shoes’ Buy One, Give One program for barefoot Southerners

1877-1941

Maxwell House and Folgers receive Fair Trade certification

1945-1963

Donor programs focus on reintegration of former child soldiers into the labor force

August 28, 1963

Martin Luther King Jr. gives “I have a framework” speech

 1963-2013

China’s American Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) opens its market to  I LUV NY  T shirts