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”


Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper ratified by the 13 states


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

January 1, 1863

Lincoln issues Proclamation on Mainstreaming Non-Coercive Labor Practices


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


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


Maxwell House and Folgers receive Fair Trade certification


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


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