Civil Service Act
Classified 15,000 jobs as vicil service positions--- must take and pass a test to qualify. Attempt to eliminate patronage.
Sherman Antitrust Act
Law that stated the elimination of competition by trusts and monopolies is illegal.
Clayton Antitrust Act
Corrected the problems of the Sherman Antitrust Act; outlawed certain practices that restricted competition; unions on strike could no longer be caught violating the Antitrust Act
Federal Trade Commission
Established to preserve competition by preventing unfair business practices and investigates complaints against companies
Meat Inspection Act
Enforced the health and sanitary standards of the meat packing industry; direct result of The Jungle
President Woodrow Wilson's plan for reform; wanted to break up giant trusts and monopolies to increase competition
Idea of Governor LaFollette of Wisconsin; reform plan that became a national model; included a primary election and a railroad rate commission