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    take down trusts and to end monopolistic practices. The prime initiative that the U.S. government took to abolish monopolies was the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 (“The Sherman Antitrust Act”). The Sherman Antitrust act was created specifically because of the illegal actions of Standard Oil. The United States government realized that they needed to regulate what Standard was doing. The ability of Congress to regulate interstate commerce was what the Sherman Antitrust Act was founded on (“The Sherman Antitrust Act”). Many other pieces of legislation were created after the Sherman Act to further strengthen trust busting. The Clayton Antitrust Act was created to strengthen the Sherman Antitrust Act because the Sherman Act was to broad. Most courts were allowed to self interpret what the Sherman Act actually meant. The Clayton Antitrust Act found it illegal to diminish the fees of products to beat out the other rivals, barter privately, and any other types of fee deductions (“Clayton Antitrust Act”). The Clayton Act was a big help to protect consumers. The Act assisted in the trust busting cases. Since courts weakened the Clayton Act, because they were bias, the act needed more legislation to forward its message (“Clayton Act”). Companies would exploit the weakness of the Clayton Act and become larger. After the creation of the Clayton Act, companies such as General Motors and the DU Pont Chemical Company expanded (Monopolies, History of”).…

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    suffrage. However, the persisting continuity of limited legislation and hands-off government did not culminate in the radical changes needed to address and change the problems developed by the Industrial Revolution. First and foremost, the Progressive Era was one that sought to reform economic problems, of which included corporate regulation, or trust-busting. This time period saw a slight change in the laissez-faire economic policy that had existed in time before, the new alarmingly corrupt…

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    Advocates for social justice can attest to the fact that numerous reforms has been in place to aid people of the lower class. For example, Woodrow Wilson strengthen the antitrust act by replacing Sherman Act with Clayton Antitrust Act. Which aimed to get rid of monopolies and open up more capitalism. Also, Wilson established the Underwood-Simmons Act of 1913 which help Americans with lower tariff causing items to be more affordable. Wilson was also a supporter of aiding farmers, worker’s…

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    They were each advocates for unionization, Roosevelt had responded differently compared to other Presidents because he supported the people more than the owners. The majority of Presidents during that time mediated strikes such as the Coal Miner one by sending forces to tame frustrated laborers. The Jungle novel in 1906 by Upton Sinclair exploited the atrocities of the meat packing industry. Socialism formed as a distant but intense portion of progressivism. It assisted the passage of the 1906…

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    driving out all competition. With the oil market dictated by Standard Oil, small businesses could not compete or survive, therefore leading to Rockefeller having control of oil prices and how much consumers had to pay. Clearly, this monopoly on oil did not only hurt small business and consumers, but also hurt the overall capitalist market by restricting the free market. Congress attempted to restrict trusts by creating the Sherman Antitrust Act, forbidding business combinations that resulted in…

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    market and unions for players, they are Jenkins v. NCAA, Alston v. NCAA, Anderson v. NCAA, and most importantly O’Bannon v. NCAA. O’Bannon v. NCAA (Case4:09-cv-03329-CW) was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in July 2009 as an antitrust class action lawsuit. The case was filed by Ed O’Bannon on behalf of the Division I football and men’s basketball players seeking a change the set of rules that bar student athletes from receiving a share of the…

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    its student athletes, it also has the legal obligation. Constituted in 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act was the first attempt by the U.S. Congress to eliminate trusts; it was named after Senator John Sherman. Prior to its ratification, various states passed similar laws, but they only applied to intrastate businesses. The act proclaimed every contract, combination, or conspiracy in restraint of interstate and foreign trade illegal. A fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for one year were set as the…

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    living conditions. Let’s delve deeper and analyze these reforms under the scope of the presidencies of Roosevelt, Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.) Theodore Roosevelt(All of these reforms are a part of his Square Deal.) Tenement Act of 1901 Silent recording: Poor living conditions, sleeping weird af, poor sanitation, Ahmed and I sleeping in awkward condition. (Tenement halls were poorly built housings that were cramped windowless…

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    hatred of unchecked power, whether political or economic, and particularly of monopolies that ended or threatened equal opportunity for all businesses. The public demanded legislative action, which prompted Congress, in 1890, to pass the Sherman Act. The act was followed by several other antitrust acts, including the clayton act of 1914 (15 U.S.C.A. §§ 12 et seq.), the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 (15 U.S.C.A. §§ 41 et seq.), and the robinson-patman act of 1936 (15 U.S.C.A. §§ 13a, 13b,…

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    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

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    Sherman Anti-Trust Act The Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 (15 U.S.C.A. ), the first and most noteworthy of the U.S. antitrust laws, was marked into law by President Benjamin Harrison and is named after its essential supporter, Ohio Senator John Sherman. The predominant financial hypothesis supporting antitrust laws in the United States is that the general population is best served by free rivalry in exchange and industry. At the point when organizations reasonably seek the buyer's dollar,…

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