In the period between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the 20th
century, the economies of New York City and America grew by leaps and
bounds. In those years, the country became the largest industrial power on
the planet and New York became--next to London--the leading financial
center of the world. There were opportunities all around--if you were smart
enough, or hungry enough, or ambitious enough. Of course, for every
opportunity, there was danger. The economy of the late 19th century went
through many booms and busts. In the latter, thousands went out of
business and millions lost their jobs.
Have you ever thought about making your fortune in business? In this
activity, you will have the opportunity to try your skill and luck at the game of getting rich quickly... or not so quickly...or not at all. But, then, that's business.