Anti-Trust Legislation in the US: History & Impact on the Economy


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Which president had a reputation as a trust-buster?

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1. What was the largest company to be busted by the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890?

2. Which of the following is NOT an effect of a trust?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources test your knowledge of the history and impact of US anti-trust legislation. The quiz asks questions about specific examples of trust-busting in US history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Particular questions you'll have to answer include details about:

  • A trust-busting president
  • Sherman Anti-trust Act of 1870
  • Effects of a trust
  • A corporation broken up as a trust in the 1980's

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you will practice skills, like:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the largest company to be busted by the Sherman Anti-trust Act of 1870
  • Making connections - link your understanding of 'Ma Bell' with the results of its destruction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of trusts

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Anti-Trust Legislation in the US: History & Impact on the Economy to learn more about:

  • Interstate Commerce Act of 1887
  • Robber barons
  • Characteristics of a trust
  • Economic impact of trusts and anti-trust legislation