American Enterprise Day

November 15

A National Celebration

This day is set aside to recognize how free enterprise has made our country great! Through improved productivity, better technology and entrepreneurship, the American free enterprise system builds a better tomorrow for all.

American Enterprise Day began with a proclamation from Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s and developed into an awareness program entitled "Getting Involved" under a grant from the Chevron Corporation. This program, which was conducted in the 1980s, was designed to generate chapter activities through the use of "Getting Involved" guidance materials created and distributed by the FBLA-PBL National Center. "Getting Involved" had three objectives:

Because of the success of chapter's in promoting and getting involved in Free Enterprise, National FBLA continues to promote FBLA-PBL this day since that time even though there is no longer a grant from the Chevron Corporation.

Chapters can do a variety of different projects to promote American Enterprise Day.

 

FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

Freedom is the principle on which the United States were founded. More than 200 years later, freedom serves as the nation's political foundation. Freedom is the cornerstone of the American economic system. It is often called the free enterprise system because of freedoms of the marketplace.
In this system, individuals must make economic choices in an effort to satisfy their needs and wants. Nations, too, must make and set goals.  There are two main points of free enterprise:

Features of Free Enterprise

Goals of Free Enterprise

FEATURES OF AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

GOALS OF AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

 

Examples of projects that have had success include the following.

Reaching Elementary School Students

Reaching Middle and High Schools

Reaching College/University Campuses

Reaching the Community