Danbury Hatters' Case & Antitrust Laws


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The _____ was passed in 1890, and it was the first major piece of legislation to address unfair business practices.

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1. Which of the following terms refers to business that is conducted across state lines?

2. A _____ is when a group of employees refuses to work in order to persuade an employer to agree to their position.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo addresses aspects regarding the ability of citizens to effectively conduct business. Among topics considered are commerce that crosses state lines and tactics used to affect company policies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Persuading groups to action against an entity
  • Legislation regarding unfair business practices
  • Refusing to work
  • Conducting business in several states
  • Refusing to do business with an entity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the most salient information from the related lesson on the Danbury hatters' case
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tactics used by various parties to affect the conduct of business and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important concepts, such as doing business across state lines and unfair business practices

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about fair business practices and their governance, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Danbury Hatters' Case & Antitrust Laws. Among the objectives addressed by the lesson are the following:

  • Comment on the stated purpose of labor unions
  • Explain the prohibitions listed in the legislative act passed in 1890 in regard to business practices
  • Identify Martin Lawlor and his role in the case
  • Discuss the two important rules that emanated from the Danbury hatters' case