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Interstate Commerce Commission

franchise Interstate Commerce Act: In 1887, Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act which created the Interstate Commerce Commission, the first true federal regulatory agency. It was designed to address the issues of railroad abuse and discrimination and required the following: * Shipping rates had to be "reasonable and just" * Rates had to be published * Secret rebates were outlawed * Price discrimination against small markets was made illegal Interstate Commerce Commission: regulating...

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Economic Growth in the Late 19th Century

standards of laissez-faire, an economic axiom in opposition of governmental moderation of or meddling in commerce beyond the merest essential for a free-enterprise organization to function according to its own economic regulations. The United States government took this stance of noninterference, however, apparent within the guiding principles concerning railroad land grants, management of interstate commerce, as well as antitrust actions we see direct governmental intervention and clear infringement and...

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Laissez Faire Dbq

power to regulate interstate commerce. Only the federal government contained that power. The United States Senate Select Committee on Interstate Commerce then declared that the railway service is a corrupt business with the large and strong taking advantage of the small and weak, and that "Congress should undertake in some way the regulation of interstate commerce" (Doc J). This led to the government's first large-scale attempt to intervene in the economy, the 1887 Interstate Commerce Act. The Act stated...

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Progressive Essay

The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 were both democratic reforms enacted to combat these problems. The Interstate Commerce Act was designed to address the issues of railroad abuses. This was strengthened by the Hepburn Act of 1960 by establishing maximum rates and giving the Interstate Commerce Commission more power. Similarly, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act was designed to limit the power of trusts and gave Congress the ability to regulate interstate commerce...

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Politics of the Gilded Age

passing of the Pendleton Act in 1883. President Garfield was assassinated when a man, Charles Guiteau, assisted Garfield during his campaign and wasn’t rewarded for his service. Congress would pass the Pendleton Act, which created the Civil Service Commission to ensure that hiring of federal employees was based on examination and merit rather than political patronage. This would include a new, competitive examination which became required to take in order to hold public office. While the Pendleton...

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Documents for Lairezz Faire

government from 1865 to 1900 violate the principles of laissez faire, which advocated minimal governmental intervention in the economy?  Consider with specific reference to the following three areas of policy:  railroad land grants, control of interstate commerce, and antitrust activities.                                                                Document A “Economically, it will ever remain true, that the government is best which governs least.  The...

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Reconstruction in the West

Plains to the East Coast, which marked with a golden spike and showed the unity of the West and East coast. The Interstate Commerce Act was also created during this period of time by Congress to prevent any state to regulate the transportation in the region or state they were in, after the Grange Movement. From the Interstate Commerce Act, the ICC or the Interstate Commerce Commission was created that had the power to investigate and prosecute pools, rebels and other discriminatory. Having an excellent...

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The History and Evolution of Construction Safety Regulations

report I will address the evolution of construction regulations in the United States. In 1887 Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act to regulate the railroad industry. The act created the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). This was a huge step in legislation because it became the first regulatory agency created by the federal government. The original intent of the commission was to control the railroad monopoly by regulating price gouging. However, the ICC laid the foundation for safety...

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Freedom Writers

Rights Movement In 1947, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) planned a special journey called the “Journey of Reconciliation” designed to test the Supreme Court's 1946 decision in the Irene Morgan case, which declared segregated seating of interstate passengers unconstitutional. An interracial group of passengers met with heavy resistance in the upper South. Some members of the group served on a chain gang after they were arrested in North Carolina. The South was not ready for the integration...

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Did Government Violate Laissez-Faire?

this concept with their policies, but only to a moderate extent overall. They violated laissez-faire to a moderate extent by issuing Railroad Land Grants before 1870 and eliminating them after, to a great extent by Regulating Interstate Commerce with the Interstate Commerce Act in 1886, and only to a limited extent by attempting to control trust activities with the Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890, producing a moderate government involvement overall. Government began to violate the concept of Laissez-Faire...

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