U.S. antitrust essay

U.S. antitrust essay - 11/01/05 U.S. History Its a Free...

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11/01/05 U.S. History It’s a Free Country The American colonies were founded in the 1600s by people searching for freedom, a legacy that has never been forgotten. It’s no coincidence that Americans coined the phrase, “Hey, it’s a free country!” So, in “the land of the free,” why do so many government regulations control what people can do? Why can’t someone build a house on any open land if he has the money? Why can’t a student quit school at age 15 and start working full-time? The paradoxical answer is that government regulations preserve our freedom by setting limits on it. Regulations are put in place to keep the nation both as free as possible, as the founders hoped 350 years ago. People may question and dislike government rules, but they are definitely necessary. After the rapid industrialization of the late 1800s, lack of regulations led to many troubles in the United States. Most of the wealth and power was controlled by a few people; the rest of the people were at their mercy. In the Triangle Shirtwaist fire of 1911,
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Shmoe during the Spring '08 term at Holyoke CC.

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U.S. antitrust essay - 11/01/05 U.S. History Its a Free...

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