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Ch 14: Antitrust Laws in Business: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Antitrust Laws in Business chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the laws that regulate US business practices in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Antitrust Laws in Business chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayAntitrust lawDefinition, types, overview of trust, monopoly and relevant government regulations
Tuesday Corporate expansion
Types of mergers
Definition and differences between contract acquisitions and mergers
Overview of horizontal, vertical and concentric mergers
Wednesday Agreements that violate the Sherman ActOverview of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890, horizontal and vertical agreements, with examples
Thursday Federal Trade CommissionPowers granted to the commission, principles that prevent unfair trade practices, provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act
Friday Antitrust enforcementHow antitrust laws are enforced and how different viewpoints impact enforcement

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Antitrust Laws in Business: Lesson Plans
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Antitrust Law: Definition, Types & Outline

1. Antitrust Law: Definition, Types & Outline

Antitrust laws are statutes developed to protect consumers from rapacious business practices by making it illegal for businesses to compete in unfair ways.

Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions

2. Corporate Expansion: Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporations can grow in two different ways: through expansion of their current business or through mergers and acquisitions. In this lesson, you'll learn about mergers and acquisitions. A short quiz follows.

Types of Mergers: Horizontal, Vertical & Concentric

3. Types of Mergers: Horizontal, Vertical & Concentric

Mergers are endorsed by the government when they do not a create monopolistic environment, and they provide better prices to consumers. In this lesson, you will learn about the three different types of mergers: horizontal, vertical, and concentric.

Horizontal and Vertical Agreements that Violate the Sherman Act

4. Horizontal and Vertical Agreements that Violate the Sherman Act

There are two types of restrictions under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. A horizontal agreement between competing businesses includes price fixing, and a vertical agreement between sellers and buyers includes engaging in resale price maintenance. Learn about both types of agreements in this lesson.

Federal Trade Commission: Powers, Principles & Provisions

5. Federal Trade Commission: Powers, Principles & Provisions

Consumers can be preyed upon by unethical businesses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was developed to protect consumers against fraudulent business practices. In this lesson, you'll learn about the powers, principles and provisions of the FTC.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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