The Pros And Cons Of Post Civil War Corporations

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After the Civil War, Americans looked to create a whole, prosperous nation. Corporations grew steadily as Americans migrated west. The owners would create trusts, buying out all the smaller companies in their line of work and thus controlling the whole field. Americans had mixed feelings about these companies. Although post civil war corporations employed many and offered low prices, they ultimately stifled smaller businesses and have some control of the government. As shown in document A, the food and fuel and lighting prices dropped significantly from 1870 to 1899. This is because the trusts could get their raw material cheaply, as they were the only ones available to sell to. When there are big companies, that means there are greater

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