Lect.1-2 - commerce c 1887 – Interstate Commerce Act i...

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1) State “Granger” Laws a) 1870s Midwest b) Farmer’s Alliances (the “Grange”) i) Railway Commissions ii) “Maximum Rates” iii) Price Discrimination c) Significance 2) Course of Railroad Laws a) 1877 – Munn v. Illinois i) State sued saying that the laws couldn’t be constitutional; private interests, that effect the common good, which gives the state power to best effect the people. b) 1886 – Wabash v. Illinois i) Overturned Munn v. Illiniois (1) Wasn’t the state’s job; it was the federal gov’s, because it was interstate
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Unformatted text preview: commerce c) 1887 – Interstate Commerce Act i) Interstate Commerce Commission 3) Railroads Summary -- Impact on: a) Economy? i) Knit the country together, as opposed to having local/regional businesses b) Big Business? i) Shipping meat ii) Management hierarchies & corporate structure c) Society? d) Government? i) First efforts to regulate big business...
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