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There were various policies of the state One was the antitrust movement Many americans feared the power of the tycoons monopolizing industries and violating fair competition These companies charged their goods with whatever prices they wished To curb these powers anantirtust movement occured in the 1880s Because the larger corporations operated across state lines reformers turned to congress which responded by passing the Sherman antitrust act which means Every contract combination in the form of trust or otherwise or conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states is hereby declared tobe illegal Another act was due to poor labor conditions Congress created the Bureau of Labor in 1884 and elevated it to the cabinet rank in 1903In 1866 leaders of several craft unions had formed the National Labor Union In 1894 congress made the first monday of september to be Labor Day-to honor working people The Pendleton Civil Service act of 1883 established a category of civil service jobs that were to be filled by competitive examinations The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 was a landmark piece of legislation that set a precedent for other federal regulatory laws in subsequent decades If I was farmer living in the united states my assessment would be the Bureau of Labor the other policies would be neutral to me because these policies only regulates the corporations actions It wouldnt affect the farmers in anyways the wages and work labor would remain sustained
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