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A Brief History of the Birth of the Federal Trade Commission

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Uploaded on May 11, 2009

This historical movie slideshow explains the foundation of American business competition. Visit http://www.ftc.gov/YouAreHere to learn more about the slideshow and to play games that demonstrate the effects of advertising and the benefits of competition.

The Federal Trade Commission deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers' interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies.

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