Patrons of Husbandry
Formed in 1867 to deal with abusive railroad practices
Made by the Patrons of Husbandry were laws made to regulate freight rates and warehouse charges
Munn v. Illinois
(1877) Ruled that states could regulate business as a public interest
Interstate Commerce Act
(1877) a landmark legislation that resulted from compromise. It outlawed pools, discriminatory rates, long-haul vs. short-haul differentials, and rebates to favored shippers. Required rates for both freight and passengers be reasonable and just. Created Interstate Commerce Commission to define "reasonable and just" on a case-by-case basis. Provided little in the way of enforcement power.
The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition
(1876) defining moment for the new middle class. Opportunity for the nation to put its industrial and economic might on display. Demonstrated the antebellum market revolution had become a full-fledged industrial revolution. Proved how vigorous American industry and technology has become.
The new woman
dominant figure of American pop culture during the 1890s. Tall, slender, athletic, practical style of clothing, boundaries between men and women began to blur.
negative term describing many of the industrial leaders of the late 19th century. They, Refers to the industrialists or big business owners who gained huge profits by paying their employees extremely low wages. They also drove their competitors out of business by selling their products cheaper than it cost to produce it. Then when they controlled the market, they hiked prices high above original price.
Sherman Antitrust Act
(1890) Declared compacts in restraint of trade to be illegal, 1890 - A federal law that committed the American government to opposing monopolies, it prohibits contracts, combination and conspiracies in restraint of trade.
U.S. v. E.C Knight Company
(1895) dealt Sherman act a crippling blow by declaring that manufacturing was not commerce therefore did not fall under the jurisdiction of the law
National Labor Union
organized in 1866