The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890: Summary & Overview


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Although the economy and industry was growing in the late nineteenth century, what made the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 necessary?

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1. What is a company that is capable of controlling an entire industry?

2. When states attempted to control the growth of monopolies, how did business owners respond?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The US government has historically placed certain limitations on specific business enterprises. The Sherman Antitrust Act is an example of such limitations placed upon businesses that the quiz and worksheet for this lesson will seek to help you explore. Learn and recall information on the content and purpose of this legislation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Purpose of the Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Description of a monopoly and a trust
  • Consequences of the act
  • Abuse by business enterprises

Skills Practiced

These tools will measure your skills of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the relationship between the government and business in the US in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as monopoly and trust

Additional Learning

Take the time to review the lesson, The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890: Summary, Overview, in order to fully understand the relevant lesson material. These objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Understand the abuses of certain types businesses
  • Define a monopoly
  • Discover the impact of the Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Know the elements of a trust