The Gilded Age. The Rise of Big Business. A Brassy, Flamboyant Age.
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The Rise of Big Business
1889 Duke Tobacco AdvertisementGiant Corporations
* Before oral argument took place in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Chief Justice Waite announced: "The court does not wish to hear argument
on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does."
Joining of the Central and Pacific Railroads, May 10, 1869, Promontory, Utah