Michael Douglas teaches LaBeouf about "Tulip Mania" in the Netherlands in the 1600s, when the value of tulip bulbs skyrocketed. Tulips became the most sought after commodity until the market for them burst, and they became worthless.
This clip explains how industrialization has led to a significant change in the lives of Americans, from the type of work they performed to how they dressed. It also mentions that textile factories have led to women being able to earn money for the first time.
Scrooge McDuck tells the story of how and why he emigrated to America. His parents believed in the American Dream and felt he deserved better, so they encouraged him to earn the money to move overseas. After working smarter, not harder, he earned the money he needed to move in a few months.