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Sheet1 Page 1 Corruption and Graft Corruption and Graft Following Reconstruction in the war torn South, and the Sioux Wars in the West, America was enjoy n period unlike any other. Nearly gone was the frontier, industries coming in, with men gaining unheard of wealth, and havin g what occurred is that corruption and graft greatly influenced American industry and business between 1860 to 1900. How e such as the Knights of Labor and AFL made steps in labor reforms and other government laws attempted to limit monopo consisted of J.P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Andrew Carnegie, and John Rockefeller. With the aid of graft a thereby cheating the customer. In another landmark that year, U.S. Steel was born, the first billion-dollar company by anti - u and Morgan. John D. Rockefeller made his cash in the booming oil business. With a group of partners, he started the Sou Company. The company was extremely corrupt and soon saw its end. Rockefeller then formed Standard Oil of Cleveland used sabotage and bribery to get ahead. Rockefeller went on to build a monopoly by issuing "trusts" and without worrying
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.

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