Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era


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Which of the following is NOT provided under the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914?

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1. In 1914, the Wilson administration created a regulatory agency to prevent consumer fraud, false advertising, and monopolies. This entity is known as the _____.

2. How was Northern Securities Company relevant to the creation of modern antitrust laws?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of government regulation in the Progressive Era. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the names of important legislation passed during the Wilson administration and the goals of banking reform.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Economic reforms in the Wilson administration
  • Characteristics of the Clayton Antitrust Act
  • Purpose of the Elkins Act of 1903

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on trust busting in the Progressive Era
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the focus of the Hepburn Act and Elkins Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the 1914 regulatory agency designed to attack consumer fraud

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era. This lesson will help you complete the following objectives:

  • Identify the major theme of the Progressive Era
  • Understand the importance of the antitrust lawsuit against the Northern Securities Company
  • Know the trust busting efforts of Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Taft
  • Recognize the purpose of the Department of Commerce and Labor
  • Identify key acts regarding consumer protection and railroad regulation
  • Know the purpose of the Federal Reserve Act