Industrialization. The “Steel Horse”. Five main lines Great Northern Northern Pacific Central/Union Pacific Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Southern Pacific. Significance and impact. +++++++’s Speed and mobility. Town growers. Populating the West. Creation of corporations.
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Business practices directed at maintaining a monopoly:
Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.
Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890
National Labor Union (1866)
Won the 8 hour day for gov’t workers. Hurt by the depression of the 1870’s.
Knights of Labor
“An injury to one is the concern of all.” Allowed skilled and unskilled labor.